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staggering when walking

My husband has developed an  unbalanced walk.  No pain anywhere but some nausea.  Also, loss of ambition. The dizziness does not seem to be in the head or ears.  Only the staggering when getting up and walking from a sitting position or lying down position.  He is a type 2 diabetic but very well controlled with diet and exercise. He is 75 and takes meds: pravastatin  verapamil, and warfarin.  Any help would be great.  Carolyn  
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Hi there.

From what you have described, the problem would most likely be from the cerebellum which controls gait and posture.  Cerebellar problems in turn, may arise from inadequate blood supply or oxygen supply, which can be a complication of diabetes, increased cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

I believe specific tests to the brain are warranted, especially imaging studies such as that of CT scan or MRI.  Also make sure that all the underlying conditions are controlled.

Regards.
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