One of the things that makes ENT such an interesting speciality is the wide variety of symptoms that patients present with. However, as a patient this one of the reasons ear, nose and throat symptoms can be so worrying. These symptoms often give rise to anxiety, which can lead to other problems such as poor concentration, sleeplessness and forgetfulness, which makes matters worse.
Balance is controlled by a complex network of signals that are sent to the brain from our eyes, inner ears and other sensory systems, via our skin, muscles and joints. It is a delicate equilibrium – if something malfunctions within this system that affects our balance, it can be an unsettling and very disconcerting experience.