dizziness

Get Rid of Dizziness Naturally

Dizziness, lightheadedness and vertigo are all similar symptoms that are often found together. It often makes you feel as though your surroundings are spinning, as though you are about to faint, or as though you’re about to fall over (and sometimes you may fall over because of it). It is a very common symptom to suffer from and caused by a number of things from hunger to dehydration to an ear infection and even a disease known as Meniere’s disease in which fluid builds up in the inner ear.

 

How do I know if I have dizziness?

  • Vertigo
  • Lightheadedness
  • Feeling faint
  • Loss of balance
  • Feeling as though your head is heavy
  • Feeling that your body is light or floating

Contact your doctor if you have sudden dizzy spells and:

  • A head injury
  • Severe neck stiffness
  • Disturbances in vision
  • High fever
  • Loss of hearing
  • Problems with speech
  • Difficulty walking
  • Falling
  • Weakness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • Slow heart rate

 

How can I prevent dizziness?

  • If you feel you may be getting dizzy sit or lie down.
  • If sitting, put your head between your legs.
  • Drink some water to ward off dehydration.
  • Keep well fed; low blood sugar can lead to dizziness.
  • Focus! If you feel a dizziness spell coming on find a spot to focus on so that your brain and eye can re-align.
  • Breathe deeply to calm any anxiety.
  • Close your eyes and avoid bright lights for a couple minutes.

 

How can I treat dizziness?

  • Avoid alcohol, coffee and smoking as they can worsen the symptoms of dizziness.
  • Try making a drink of salt, vinegar, mustard and pepper into a glass of water and downing it. It helps to improve circulation and stability.
  • Lemon helps with vertigo, so make a drink of salt, pepper and lemon just in water.
  • Honey with a shot of apple cider vinegar helps to control dizziness.
  • Get a massage to stimulate blood flow and help to alleviate symptoms.
  • A pumpkin seed and almond paste steeped in milk and drunk daily with a sprinkling of clove helps to boost blood flow and increase stability.
  • Ginger is a great way to alleviate nausea, dizziness and many other ailments. Have it as a tea, as candy or in ginger ale.
  • Take deep breaths the minute you start to feel dizzy. Take a seat and just breathe in slowly, and breathe out slowly until you feel calm again.
  • Drink some iced water to help center your body again.
  • Gingko blob helps to reduce feelings of lightheadedness.
  • Black cohosh helps to lower high blood pressure, but women who are pregnant should not use it.
  • Try sipping some chamomile tea to help alleviate stress.
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