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Health Tip: Wishing for Better Balance?

Medical issues can make you wobbly

(HealthDay News) -- If you're not as steady on your feet as you once were, a number of medical conditions may be responsible.

Here are possible reasons for poor balance, courtesy of Harvard Medical School:

  • Having a central nervous system disorder, such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis.
  • Having an inner ear condition that causes dizziness, such as Meniere's disease.
  • Having vision problems, such as glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration.
  • Having weakened muscles, notably those of the back, thigh or abdomen.
  • Having nerve damage in the feet or legs.

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