It’s a real feeling of roller coasters. You could certainly bear it if you were at the circus, but it confuses you, it’s the least we can say when it occurs in everyday life, and then you’re just standing in your kitchen.
We all feel dizzy from time to time – the sensation that you or the world revolves around you. Many people suffer when they are on top of a building and they look down, or after a ride. It also happens that the astronauts had to overcome periods of dizziness during their travels in space.
In 70% of cases, dizziness is a sign that your inner ear – which act as gyroscopes that help you stay upright – do not function well. However, dizziness, difficult to elucidate symptoms are caused by more than 350 ailments, including colds, flu, allergies, poor eating habits, stress, certain medications, viral infections, hypertension, diabetes , internal bleeding, heart disease or stroke.
If we can mostly overcome our dizziness. However, if you cannot find an explanation for your episodes of dizziness, consult your doctor, you cannot diagnose yourself whether your crisis is benign or if it is a symptom of a serious illness.
Here are some suggestions to help you master your dizziness:
- Plug your ears. Use your inner ears, your feet and your eyes to keep your balance. Simply by sitting on a chair, feet on the ground, holding the chair of your arms and setting a stationary object for a few minutes you can overcome your dizziness. The reason? Your brain learns to ignore the erroneous messages from the inner ears. If your dizziness persists, consult your doctor.
- Go gently, but firmly. When you’re really dizzy, practice the game of the tortoise. Avoid sudden movements of the head, especially when you stand or you lie. Rather, proceed in stages. When you leave your bed, for example, sit on the bed for at least 30 seconds before getting up.
- Beware of medications you are taking. Many counter remedies and prescription drugs, especially those used against hypertension, are side effects of dizziness. Ask your doctor whether it would be appropriate to change the dosage of any of your medicines.
- Limit your salt intake. Too much salt in the diet causes the body to retain fluid and can disrupt the functioning of the inner ear. Avoid cheese, bacon, canned foods and limit your consumption of salt to 2000 mg per day (about a teaspoon). This corresponds roughly to the amount of salt that contains a cheeseburger and a small chef’s salad.
- Say goodbye to stimulants. Avoid coffee and tobacco: they increase the sensitivity of your body movement. If you cannot do without coffee, do not drink more than one to two cups per day. However, it is best to choose herbal teas that contain no caffeine.
- Banish alcohol. Drinking even moderate amounts – in some cases, only three sips of beer – can cause dizziness in some people. If you notice that stuns you alcohol, drink less or stop completely to drink.
- Know eliminate your stress. People who experience periods of stress or anxiety, particularly those of Type-A, which are difficult to manage, are more susceptible to dizziness. Relaxation exercises, deep breathing, yoga or positive feedback could eliminate the discomfort.
- Beware of allergies. Dizziness can be a symptom of allergies caused by pollen, pets or even food. It rarely happens, but food allergies can cause such ailments. If the head is spinning after eating a particular food, remove it from your diet.
- Take the tablets. Some of the drugs against motion sickness sold over the counter and contain dimenhydrinate or meclozine decrease the sensitivity of the left ear to the movement and may remove your dizzy. In contrast, in more severe cases, your doctor may need to prescribe more powerful drugs. The drugs are prescribed as a last resort for victims of severe dizziness. Indeed, in most cases, the brain demonstrated a remarkable ability to control.
ELIMINATE YOUR DIZZINESS WITH EXERCISE
Staying active is truly one of the best ways to treat dizziness caused by an inner ear problem. Any exercise that involves many movements of the head and body, like walking, swimming, jogging, and even karate, help the brain to control your dizziness. Everything will be better if you do not stop to turn and move. Here are two suggestions to get started:
- Go slowly at first. For some people with severe dizziness, simply to stand and walk in their living room may cause dizziness. If you are those, however you can get rid of the discomfort by changing positions when it occurs, then returning to your seat. If you feel dizzy after making only three steps, that’s fine. It’s a good start. Exercise – move, feel dizzy, then sit down – should be conducted several times a day. For best results, repeat it three times daily from 2 to 15 minutes at a time. But at first, if you cannot perform the exercise for 20 seconds until you feel dizzy, do not worry.
- It is 20 seconds better than no exercise at all exercise. Dance as a remedy. Dance is great for the victims of dizziness: it runs a lot and moves. If you suffer from severe dizziness, start with rounds of 90 degrees. Then, as your body adapts, you can perform tricks more fanciful.