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What causes disequilibrium?

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  • Disequilibrium can be caused by: A kind of arthritis in the neck called cervical spondylosis, which puts pressure on the spinal cord.
  • Parkinson's disease or related disorders that cause a person to stoop forward.
  • Disorders involving a part of the brain called the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the part of the brain responsible for balance and coordination.
  • Diseases such as diabetes that can lead to loss of sensation in the legs.

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Otolaryngologyc -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Dizziness and Motion Sickness."

The Mayo Clinic: "Dizziness."

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 17, 2017

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SOURCES:

The American Academy of Otolaryngologyc -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Dizziness and Motion Sickness."

The Mayo Clinic: "Dizziness."

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 17, 2017

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