What causes dizziness in seniors?

There are many causes for dizziness in senior citizens including age-related deterioration of hearing and sight and issues with muscles and joints showing reduced function over time. Existing brain disorders and medical conditions can also contribute to dizziness in seniors.

The main causes of dizziness in people of all ages are associated with the inner ear and related problems with the ears. As the sense of hearing ages and diminishes, seniors become even more at risk of experiencing dizziness. As hip joints and leg muscles begin to age and weaken, senior citizens also become more at risk of experiencing dizziness related to physical feedback. Brain disorders and medical conditions can also be contributing factors that cause dizziness in seniors. These brain disorders and medical conditions include, but are not limited to, Parkinson's Disease, low blood pressure, low blood sugar and brain tumors. Finally, anxiety and being over-heated are also conditions that can cause seniors to become dizzy.

Dizziness is a term used to describe the sensations that occur when people get a whirling feeling or the feeling that they may faint. In many cases, when people get dizzy, it causes them to fall. The condition is often treatable once the cause of the problem is determined.