The common symptoms experienced during a spell of dizziness
– Loss of balance
– Light headedness
– Feeling of fainting
– Feeling of continuous rotation of self or surroundings
– Blurring of vision as head spins
Causes of Dizziness
– Sudden drop in blood pressure or dehydration may inhibit blood to the brain causing lightheadedness.
– Dizziness may be accompanied by various disorders such as: allergies, hypoglycemia, common cold, fever, diarrhea, vomiting or flu.
– Loss of balance or spinning sensation may be related to a malfunction in at least two of three main organs that contribute to our sense of balance: inner ears, eyes or the nervous system.
– Serious disorders that may cause dizziness are: stroke, heart attack, severe drop in blood pressure.
Remedies for Dizziness
– Enhance maintaining balance by learning exercises from a trained physiotherapist
– Reduce stress
– Practice Aerobic exercises
– Develop a regular sleep pattern
– Treat the disorder which is causing dizziness
Diet for Dizziness
People prone to dizziness are advised to avoid foods/ drinks such as
– Iced Tea
– Diet Drinks/ Artificial Sweetener
– Eating sweet and salty foods together
It is important to drink ample water, a minimum of 8-12 glasses of water to ensure blood pressure doesn’t drop due to exercise, high stress activities or due to a hot climate.
Suggestion for Dizziness
– It is advisable to sit immediately when you feel dizzy to avoid any possible injuries
– Avoid taking on high stress or concentration requiring activities such as driving a car or operating machinery if you experience frequent dizziness spells
– Rise slowly from bed or spend a few minutes in bed before waking up this helps normalize blood pressure
– Dizziness could be an outcome of side effects caused by intake of certain drugs such as antihistamines and blood pressure medications. Check with the doctor before continuing the dosage.