If you suffer from dizziness on a regular basis, you are far from alone. Vertigo, in particular, is extremely common, especially as a person ages. While you want to get an examination to make sure the dizziness isn’t being caused by something serious, for general dizziness there are a number of things you may be able to do to help without even leaving the comfort of your home. Here are eight ways to fight dizziness at home. We’ll wrap up our list with a natural form of care that is helping many to combat vertigo.
How to Get Rid of Dizziness
#1 Drink More Water
Did you know that mild dehydration can make a person dizzy? It is important to drink at least eight glasses of water per day and more during the summer or if you live in a hot, dry climate. You may find that increasing your water intake reduces the number of dizzy spells you have to deal with.
#2 Take Cooler Showers
Taking a shower that is too hot can cause the blood vessels to dilate. While wider blood vessels may make it sound like the blood will have more room and thus flow faster, the opposite occurs in the body. When the blood vessels dilate, blood pressure drops. This drop in blood pressure can lead to dizziness. If you frequently get dizzy after the shower, try using lukewarm water.
While there isn’t a lot of scientific data to back up the claims, you will find a number of websites that promote vitamins B and C as well as gingko biloba for vertigo. Just remember to consult your physician before starting on any new supplements that could interfere with medications you are taking.
#4 Eat on a Regular Schedule
Low blood sugar can cause a person to become dizzy. This may occur when someone goes too long between meals or skips meals. Eating on a regular schedule may reduce your dizzy spells if this is the cause.
#5 Apple Cider Vinegar
This is again related to blood sugar. Some researchers make the claim that apple cider vinegar helps to regulate blood sugar and possibly even blood pressure. In fact, too much apple cider vinegar may drop your blood pressure too much, so don’t use more than a teaspoon or two a day as a supplement.
#6 Get a Massage
The point of the massage is to relax, so you don’t necessarily have to leave your home to see a professional. Your mate can be just as effective as long as you find the massage relaxing. Lavender oil can help relieve stress, so this can make for an effective massage oil.
#7 Don’t Get Up Too Quickly
If standing up from a seated or prone position triggers your dizziness, the issue may be how fast you are getting up. Whether it is the speed of your head movement or your body isn’t regulating blood pressure properly, getting up a little slower may be the key to reducing the frequency of your episodes.
#8 Bend at the Knees
For some people, a trigger for vertigo is when the head gets lower than chest level. In such cases, you may need to practice bending at the knees so your head always stays upright. Another option is to get a grabber tool so you can pick up low items without bending at all.
Fighting the Effects of Dizziness Naturally
If you are looking for home remedies for dizziness, there are probably a few reasons. First, you may lack trust in western medicine. Second, you may be disillusioned because nothing your doctor tries seems to work. Third, you don’t like the side effects of medications or the risks of surgery. Finally, you may simply have a fear of doctors. Regardless of your reason, we’d like to introduce you to a natural way of getting help for chronic vertigo.
Upper cervical chiropractic care has been very successful in case studies involving people who have vertigo and an upper cervical misalignment. For example, in one study of 60 patients, 48 saw vertigo completely resolve after care, and the other 12 also received significant benefits. It is important to note that 56 of the 60 patients could recall a particular injury or accident that may have caused the misalignment. It doesn’t take much. A simple fender bender can throw the head forward and back with enough force to create a misalignment that leads to vertigo and other symptoms.
What is upper cervical chiropractic? It is different from general chiropractic in a number of ways. First of all, it is very gentle and precise. Since measurements are taken that pinpoint misalignments to hundredths of a degree, it doesn’t take much force to get the bones back into place. These low force corrections are long lasting and are only provided as needed, so if your adjustments hold, you can spread out your appointments. That makes it a cost-effective form of care as well.
If you are tired of medications that don’t provide the results you want and come with a host of side effects, upper cervical chiropractic may be the natural care you’ve been searching for. To learn if you are a good candidate for upper cervical care, contact a practitioner in your area to schedule a no-obligation consultation. You may find that vertigo and other symptoms are significantly improved by this unique form of chiropractic. Some may even see complete resolution of dizziness.