After the age of 40, about 40% of people will experience vertigo. However, this common symptom can also affect people who are much younger. If you are living with recurring bouts of vertigo, the most frustrating thing may be not knowing the cause and having no way to work against it. When this happens, natural medicine and self-care can be the best way to go. We’re going to look at some home remedies for vertigo and then we will consider a natural therapy that has helped many vertigo patients in case studies.
There are only a few underlying causes of vertigo that considered a medical emergency. These include things like a heart attack or stroke. If you are experiencing those symptoms, you should get medical attention immediately. However, in most cases, you can try to take care of your vertigo naturally. Here are a few home remedies that might help, depending on the underlying cause of your vertigo.
Vertigo episodes are known to be triggered by increased anxiety or stress. Therefore, it is essential to keep stress to a minimum. This means eliminating unnecessary stress from your life but also learning positive ways to cope with the stresses that you cannot avoid.
Staying active is good for your body in general, especially your balance system. It may be just what you need in order to avoid a dangerous fall should vertigo arise suddenly. It may also be able to help reduce how often your vertigo strikes by increasing circulation in the body. There have been some connections made between vertigo and a lack of blood flow in certain parts of the brain.
Some habits can make vertigo issues worse. For example, smoking has a negative effect on circulation in the body and can lead to more frequent episodes of vertigo. Watch your alcohol intake as well because drinking too much can dehydrate you. Vertigo is an early warning sign of dehydration, so you should be drinking more water instead.
The health of your neck can play an essential role in your vertigo. Therefore, your sleep position is critical so that you can maintain the natural curve of your spine. For example, sleeping on your back is the best because it puts the least amount of pressure on your spine. Just be sure that your pillows are not propping your head too far forward. A thinner or softer pillow can allow your neck to maintain its natural curve while you sleep.
On the other hand, stomach sleeping is the worst position for your neck. There is no natural way to place your neck because you can’t breathe facedown on a pillow. Therefore, you end up with your neck turned to the side all night, and this can cause many problems, including upper cervical misalignments.
Side sleeping is a good middle ground. Just be sure to give your head a little extra support to make room for your shoulder. Also, you may need to use a pillow between your knees to keep your lower back from twisting during the night.
There are not many medications for vertigo, but even one of the most popular ones is no more effective than this supplement, according to a study from 2014. The study focused on a particular extract from this supplement, so just taking the supplement itself may not have as potent as an effect. However, if you are trying natural remedies, adding this supplement may be an excellent way to go.
If you find that these home remedies are not enough to stop your vertigo, but you still want to want to search for natural care, then you may want to explore the connection between the neck and vertigo even further. Here are a few things you should know.
Upper cervical chiropractors have found success in helping hundreds of vertigo patients in case studies. Why is this the case? Perhaps it is because of the various effects that an upper cervical misalignment can have on the central nervous system and the vestibular system (which helps to control balance).
If you are living with chronic vertigo, why not give upper cervical chiropractic a try. This focused form of chiropractic care is very precise and gentle. It may be just what you need to chase away your recurring vertigo naturally. To learn more, schedule a consultation with a practitioner near you.
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