Common causes of a lack of balance include medications, a head injury, an ear infection, low blood pressure and visual and skeletal system problems, states the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The older one gets, the greater the risk of developing balance problems.
A balance disorder is a condition where a person feels sensations of dizziness, spinning or tipping over when moving or even lying down, explains the NIDCD. Common types of the disorder include positional vertigo, vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis and mal de debarquement syndrome. Those suffering from the condition have problems performing daily activities and may suffer emotionally and psychologically.