Have you experienced being dizzy before? What is it like? A lot of people felt dizzy at least once or for a short while. At least 40% of adults aged 40 have been diagnosed with an illness with dizziness as its main symptom. Dizziness is a feeling of losing your balance. Also, you may feel lightheadedness, and may even feel as if you are going to faint. It is the number one cause of fainting.
Dizziness by itself is not a sign of a severe condition. However, it is an excellent idea to pay attention to it. Be vigilant in case you have some symptoms that need immediate medical attention.
Causes of Dizziness
To help people who suffer from dizziness, we need to understand what is causing it. Dizziness is often due to these severe conditions:
- Low blood pressure
- Neurological conditions
- Neck or head injuries
- Heart stroke
It can also be due to less severe problems such as:
- Car sickness
- Changes in hormones
- Excessive exercise
- A side effect of a specific medication
Also, another reason for dizziness is circulation problems. When the brain is not receiving enough blood from the heart, it will result in your systolic blood pressure to drop quickly. Thus, you may begin to feel lightheaded. Often, when you stand up or sit down suddenly, you would feel dizzy as a result. Further, anxiety disorders can be a factor, too, and being exposed to too much heat, causing dehydration. Having a neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease can also cause dizziness.
Dizziness: What Are The Symptoms?
Even though dizziness is also a symptom by itself, it frequently appears with other warning signs:
- Changes in vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Blind spots
- Abnormal headaches
- Sweating and clamminess
- Irregular or slow pulse
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chest pain
- Incorrect sense of motion
- Loss of consciousness
Risk Factors for Dizziness
Being Older In Age
As people become older, they are also more susceptible to health issues. As a result, dizziness is often a symptom. It can also be due to specific medications taken, as well.
Previous Incidences Of Dizziness
One bout of dizziness frequently leads to another. Therefore, it would be a good idea to take some precautions to avoid more dizziness incidents.
Taking Care of Your Dizziness: Kitchen Items to Use
Some practical, natural, and useful home remedies can help with your dizziness. They are the following:
Apple Cider Vinegar
It can be a very effective remedy for dizziness. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of honey, and then mix in a glass of cold water. Then drink every day.
It is an excellent remedy when it comes to increasing blood circulation. When you are feeling dizzy, try to chew on a small piece of fresh ginger. Also, you can drink ginger tea a few times a day.
It is long known to be one of the best remedies for dizziness. Why? Mustard can increase your blood circulation and keep your body balanced while you are on your feet. Mix vinegar, pepper, salt, and mustard in equal portions, then add these ingredients to a glass of water and drink a few times within the day.
It contains a high content of natural sugar. Thus, it makes for an excellent home remedy for dizziness. It increases your energy and helps eliminate low blood sugar. Drink twice a day for best results.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C. It can help boost your immune system. Also, it provides the body fluids that help you keep your energy. Go ahead and mix one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice with a pinch of crushed black pepper in a hot water cup. Then, add a sprinkle of salt and drink three times daily until your dizziness becomes better. You can also add the juice from half a lemon to a warm water cup with honey (around two teaspoons.). Then, drink daily.
Yogurt is known for its ability to boost the immune system. As a result, it can relieve the symptoms of dizziness. Some suggestions are to take yogurt once a day. For added health benefits, you can add cloves and pumpkin seeds.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
It contains abundant doses of vitamins A and C. These can increase circulation, boost the immune system, and prevent or alleviate dizziness. Grind two Indian gooseberry fruits into a paste and mix with two teaspoons of coriander seeds. Add this mixture to the water container and let it sit overnight. Strain in the morning and drink at least once a day.
Seeking Professional Help for Dizziness
If you have tried the remedies mentioned above and find they are not sufficient to the task, you can seek an upper cervical chiropractor’s advice. Upper cervical care focuses on keeping the spine healthy and properly aligned.
Dizziness, in many cases, is due to misaligned bones of the upper cervical spine (the neck). If the C1 (atlas) or C2 (axis) vertebra, the top bones of the neck are misaligned, they can place the brainstem under stress and pressure. When this happens, there are two possibilities.
First, the misaligned bones would hinder the proper blood flow from going to the brain, resulting in dizziness. Second, another problem would arise, since these vertebrae sit close to your brainstem. The brainstem is an integral part of the nervous system. It is the communication hub between the body and the brain. Therefore, if a misalignment occurs in this area, the misaligned bone pressures the brainstem. As a result, it malfunctions and starts sending wrong signals to the brain. If it tells the brain the body is in motion, even when it is not, dizziness can be the outcome.
Upper cervical chiropractors use a very gentle procedure to realign these bones. Our process is gentle realignment that results in a significant reduction of dizziness and even long-term relief.