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What is Dizziness?
Most of us can recall the time in our childhoods where spinning in circles and falling to the ground in a dizzied haze was a great game. But dizziness is not always fun, especially when it is completely unexpected and without obvious cause.
Dizziness is an umbrella term used to describe a number of sensations such lightheadedness, wooziness, unsteadiness and disorientation. There are also different types of dizziness such as the sensation of the room spinning (vertigo), the feeling of being off balance (disequilibrium) and feeling faint (pre-syncope).
What Causes Dizziness?
Dizziness is a symptom that has a number of possible causes. Vertigo in particular is commonly associated with standing or sitting up too quickly, inner ear infections, and motion sickness.
Other causes of dizziness include:
- Meniere’s Disease
- Very high blood pressure or low blood pressure
- Heart conditions including arrhythmias heart attack or arteriosclerosis
- Fainting (Syncope)
- Hyperventilation and/or panic attacks
- Side effect for certain medications
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Excessive exercise
Help for Dizziness
Herbal and homeopathic ingredients can be effectively used to treat dizziness and vertigo as well as the symptoms often associated with it such as nausea, vomiting, sweating and tinnitus. Cocculus and Pulsatilla vulgaris are homeopathic remedies well known for their ability to relieve motion sickness, vertigo, nausea and vomiting, while ingredients such as Gelsemium, Lobelia inflate, Bryonia alba work to encourage normal sensations of movement, support normal auditory and inner ear functions and address some of the common underlying causes of dizziness such as blood pressure and vestibular problems.
More Information on Dizziness
Tips for preventing and managing dizziness:
Experiencing dizziness is not only upsetting and disorientating, but it can also lead to serious falls or injuries and can be potentially dangerous if the underlying cause is left untreated. Consider the following if dizziness occurs:
- Sit or lie down immediately when you feel dizzy to avoid losing your balance or experiencing a fall.
- Do not drive or participate in hazardous activities such as operating any dangerous machinery, or climbing a step-ladder.
- Avoid substances such as caffeine, nicotine, salt and alcohol as they restrict blood flow and may worsen symptoms.
- Avoid sudden head movements and position changes by standing or sitting up slowly.
- Seek medical attention if dizziness is unexplained and persistent.