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January 2016

U.S. survey reveals that more than 1 in 20 children are affected by dizziness and balance problems.  The symptoms may include vertigo, poor balance, clumsiness and poor coordination, falls and fainting.  Problems are more prevelant in non-hispanic whites, slightly more in girls than boys, and have gender-related risk factors such as anemia and stuttering.  Once diagnosed, most are due to treatable causes.  Reported causes include neurologic problems; ear infections; head or neck injuries; developmental motor skills disorders, metabolic problems; medications; severe headaches and migraines; malformation of the ear; and, vision problems.Click here for more information.