Unsteadiness may refer to several different types of disorders whereby a person seems “unsteady” on their feet. Unsteadiness resulting from a head injury or brain condition can be life-threatening. Possibilities include traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, and similar disorders. Seek emergency help or urgent medical care if any of ...

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If you or a family member is experiencing dizziness, you’re likely to be feeling faint, light-headed or unsteady. Occasional attacks of dizziness are normal. However, there are serious causes of dizziness, so it’s important to see your doctor if you keep getting dizzy spells. Treatment will depend ...1

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Specific Causes of Unsteadiness

Multiple system atrophy: In multiple system atrophy, a part of the brain called the cerebellum is damaged. This can make the person clumsy and unsteady when walking, and can also cause slurred speech. These problems are collectively known as cerebellar ataxia ...2

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Causes List for Unsteadiness

Possible causes of Unsteadiness (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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  1. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ dizziness
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ multiple-system-atrophy/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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