Giddiness and Vertigo

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Dizziness refers to a range of sensations, like feeling faint, woozy, weak, or unsteady. Dizziness that leads to the false impression that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving is known as vertigo.

Dizziness is a common reason adults seek medical attention and can significantly impact daily life. It often stems from conditions affecting the inner ear, like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular migraine, and vestibular neuritis, which is the inflammation of the inner ear balance apparatus.

When seeking treatment, describing dizziness and its circumstances aids in diagnosis. Medical investigations may involve:

  • Medical History Taking – Understanding the nature and timing of the dizziness episodes.
  • Physical Examination Assessing the patient for signs of inner ear dysfunction or neurological issues.
  • Diagnostic Tests Testing may include vestibular function examinations, hearing assessments, and imaging studies, like MRI or CT scans, to identify structural abnormalities.


Treatment for dizziness varies according to its underlying cause and the individual’s symptoms. In milder instances,
symptoms might spontaneously resolve when the vestibular system recuperates or as the body adapts. Potential treatments include:

  • Medication
  • Adjustments to diet
  • Basic home exercises
  • Vestibular rehabilitation exercises
  • Surgical intervention, which is very uncommon

Clinical Practice and Expertise

If you’re suffering from any ear, nose or throat symptoms that you’re troubled or concerned with long-lasting blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring issues.

Dr Ker Liang provides comprehensive management in a broad range of Ear, Nose and Throat as well as Head & Neck conditions. She has a special interest in treating throat and voice conditions, including persistent sore throat, voice issues, snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Medical Teaching

Assistant Professor Ker Liang has a passion for teaching and is an Assistant Professor with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM). As the NUS-NUH Otolaryngology Department Undergraduate Medical Director, Dr Ker Liang supervises the training of medical students from YLLSOM, NUS. She is actively involved
in the training of postgraduate junior doctors and residents in the Head and Neck Surgery department. She was conferred with an Undergraduate Teaching Award by the National University Health System in 2016 for her outstanding efforts as an Otolaryngology educator.

Medical Teaching

Assistant Professor Ker Liang has a passion for teaching and is an Assistant Professor with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM). As the NUS-NUH Otolaryngology Department Undergraduate Medical Director, Dr Ker Liang supervises the training of medical students from YLLSOM, NUS. She is actively involved
in the training of postgraduate junior doctors and residents in the Head and Neck Surgery department. She was conferred with an Undergraduate Teaching Award by the National University Health System in 2016 for her outstanding efforts as an Otolaryngology educator.

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Dr Ker Liang
ENT Surgeon

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin),
MMed (ORL), ACGME-I (ORL)

Specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the

ENT system, our doctor brings expertise, compassion, and a personalised approach to

every patient interaction. From common concerns such as allergies and sinus issues to

more complex conditions like hearing loss and throat disorders, our ENT specialist is

equipped to address your unique health needs with skill. 

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