Vertigo, Dizziness, and Disorders of Balance

Vertigo, Dizziness, and Disorders of Balance

by Roy Strowd, MD

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning and loss of balance, while dizziness is an umbrella term for various sensations, such as lightheadedness, vertigo, confusion, and imbalance. The usage of these terms are as subjective as the sensations themselves. Thus, it takes a very well-trained physician to be able to pinpoint the underlying cause from the myriad of related conditions. Vertigo, dizziness, balance disturbances, and lightheadedness that can lead to syncope can be caused by disorders of the inner ear (e.g., labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis), disorders of the cerebellum (e.g., infections, ischemia, hemorrhage), and cardiovascular conditions (e.g., heart failure, arrhythmia), among many others. For optimal comprehension, the student must be familiarized with the anatomy and physiology of the cerebrovascular system, central nervous system, and vestibular system.

Course Details

  • Videos 19
  • Duration 1:42 h
  • Quiz questions 45
  • Articles 0


Your Educators of course Vertigo, Dizziness, and Disorders of Balance

 Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MEd, MD is a neurologist and oncologist at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Great lecture of Dr. Strowd!
By Maria Luzabel C. on 18. July 2021 for Syncope: Definition, Etiology, and Causes

Love the lecture and I learned a lot, looking forward to learning more!

Key points well covered.
By S C. on 09. July 2021 for Neurally Mediated Syncope: Definition, Pathophysiology, and Classification

Great lecture. I think the concepts were well explained in a concise way.

Good lecture on sycnope.
By S C. on 09. July 2021 for Case: 68-year-old Man Presenting with Fainting Episodes

Good summary of a difficult topic. The key points are covered well.