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Your brain uses the input from four sensory systems to help maintain
balance and position in relation to your surroundings.
If there is a problem with any of the above systems, you will
probably feel dizzy (unsteady). Or you may have vertigo (spinning) or poor
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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