Home remedies for vertigo

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Vertigo

Medicines

Medication can be used to treat episodes of vertigo caused by vestibular neuronitis or Ménière’s disease. It may also be used for central vertigo or vertigo with an unknown cause.

The medicines are usually prescribed for 3 to 14 days, depending on which condition they’re for. The two medicines that are usually prescribed are:

  • prochlorperazine
  • antihistamines

If these medicines are successful in treating your symptoms, you may be given a supply to keep at home, so you can take them the next time you have an episode of vertigo.

In some cases you may be advised to take long-term medication, such as betahistine, for conditions like Ménière’s disease.

Prochlorperazine

Prochlorperazine can help relieve severe nausea and vomiting associated with vertigo. It works by blocking the effect of a chemical in the brain called dopamine.

Prochlorperazine can cause side effects, including tremors (shaking) and abnormal or involuntary body and facial movements.

It can also make some people feel sleepy. For the full list of possible side effects, check the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine.

Antihistamines

Antihistamines can be used to help relieve less severe nausea, vomiting and vertigo symptoms. They work by blocking the effects of a chemical called histamine.

Possible antihistamines that may be prescribed include:

  • cinnarizine
  • cyclizine
  • promethazine teoclate

Like prochlorperazine, antihistamines can also make you feel sleepy. Headaches and an upset stomach are also possible side effects. Check the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine for the full list of possible side effects.

A medication called betahistine works in a similar way to antihistamines. It has been used to treat Ménière’s disease and may also be used for other balance problems. It may have to be taken for a long period of time. The beneficial effects vary from person to person.

Safety

If you have vertigo, there are some safety issues to consider. For example:

  • you should inform your employer if your job involves operating machinery or climbing ladders
  • you may be at increased risk of falls – see preventing falls for advice on making your home safer and reducing your risk

Vertigo could also affect your ability to drive. You should avoid driving if you’ve recently had episodes of vertigo and there’s a chance you may have another episode while you’re driving.

It’s your legal obligation to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about a medical condition that could affect your driving ability. Visit the GOV.UK website for more information on driving with a disability.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher who suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and had to “fix it” before she could go to work one day was using a maneuver to treat herself that only made her sicker. “So I sat down and thought about it and figured out an alternate way to do it. Then I fixed myself and went in to work” and discovered a new treatment for this type of vertigo.

More than seven million people in the U.S. can expect to have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, a common vertigo disorder, especially as they age. The disorder causes more than a quarter of the vertigo experienced worldwide and has a lifetime prevalence of 2.4 percent. This type of vertigo is unusual because it is a purely mechanical disorder in which particles used to sense gravity accidentally enter the spinning-motion sensors of the ear. The symptoms can be relieved by maneuvers that relocate these particles. After treatment there is a tendency for this accidental particle entry to recur, and treatment is needed each time this happens.

Carol Foster, MD, associate professor in the department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, devised a new exercise, the Half Somersault Maneuver. It can be used as an alternative to the more common Epley maneuver.

The Epley maneuver is one that is applied by a physician or physical therapist and can be used at home and is effective in approximately 90 percent of cases but these exercises can be hard to self-apply, because they cause severe vertigo during the exercise and require a precise sequence of head movements that usually require an assistant. During these maneuvers, there is also a risk that the particles can be moved into other spinning sensors, resulting in an increase in symptoms rather than improvement.

Instructions for vertigo home remedy

Download the directions on how to perform the Half-somersault Maneuver at home.

“The Half-somersault Maneuver however reduces this risk while allowing the particles to be quickly relocated without the need for an assistant. Our research team compared the Epley maneuver to the Half-somersault Maneuver when used as a home exercise. Both exercises were able to relieve symptoms of the disease; patients reported less dizziness and had fewer complications when self-applying the Half-somersault Maneuver. Because the exercise can be performed by most people with the disease, its home use should result in considerable savings in health care costs both for consumers and health plans” Foster said.

This study compares the two procedures and has been accepted and will be published in the new online open-access journal, Audiology and Neurotology EXTRA, a subjournal of the prestigious Karger publication, Audiology and Neurotology.

Half-somersault Maneuver (right ear)

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Home Remedies and Alternative Treatments for Vertigo

Certain home remedies and alternative treatments can help symptoms of vertigo.

Some remedies help by relieving the stress caused by the symptoms of the condition. Guy Drayton/Getty Images

Some people with vertigo claim that natural or home-based therapies can improve the spinning and dizzy sensations they feel.

These treatments are often used along with standard medical care.

You should only try home remedies if your doctor gives you the go-ahead. Some are completely safe, but others can cause more harm than good if you have certain medical conditions.

Repositioning Exercises You Can Do at Home

Some techniques that are used to reposition crystals in your inner ear can be done at home. Your healthcare provider will give you step-by-step instructions on how to effectively perform these exercises.

Epley Maneuver

The Epley maneuver, also called “canalith repositioning,” involves a series of head and body movements to move crystals out of the semicircular canals of your inner ear.

While the therapy is often performed by a professional at a doctor’s office, you may be shown how to do modified exercises at home.

The at-home Epley maneuver typically involves the following steps for the left ear:

  1. Start by sitting upright with a pillow behind you. Turn your head 45 degrees to the right side.
  2. Quickly lie down on your back with your head still turned. Hold this position for at least 30 seconds.
  3. Slowly turn your head 90 degrees to the left side without lifting your neck and wait for 30 seconds.
  4. Turn your whole body and head another 90 degrees to the left side and wait for 30 seconds.
  5. Slowly sit up.
  6. Repeat these steps if needed, up to three times on the problematic side. (1)

This technique can be performed on either side of your body. You might feel symptoms of vertigo during the treatment.

The Semont Maneuver — Another Home Exercise to Try

The Semont maneuver is similar to the Epley maneuver, but it doesn’t require as much neck flexibility.

Here’s how it works for the left ear:

  1. Start by sitting on the edge of your bed.
  2. Turn your head 45 degrees to the right and quickly lie down on your left side. Hold this position for one minute.
  3. Quickly reposition yourself to lie on your right side without changing the orientation of your head (so now you are looking diagonally downward toward the floor). Hold this position for one minute.
  4. Slowly return to sitting at the edge of your bed and keep your head level for 10 minutes.

You can perform this exercise to help either the left or right ear. (2)

Brandt-Daroff Technique — Moving Ear Crystals to a More Neutral Position

The Brant-Daroff method is another way to reposition crystals in the inner ear. It involves the following steps:

  1. Start by sitting upright on the edge of a bed.
  2. Turn your head 45 degrees to the left, then lie down on your right side. Hold this position for 30 seconds or until dizziness goes away.
  3. Sit up and turn your head back to the center.
  4. Turn your head 45 degrees to the right side and then lie down on your left side. Hold this position for 30 seconds or until dizziness goes away.
  5. Sit up and turn your head back to the center. (3)

Related: How Vertigo Changed My Life

Dietary Changes May Help Those With Ménière’s Disease

Some people with vertigo benefit from altering their diet. For instance, those with Ménière’s disease may find that avoiding certain types of foods or substances can promote fluid balance in the ears and body.

Common culprits that could aggravate vertigo in certain people include:

  • Salty foods
  • Sugary foods
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

People with migraine-associated vertigo may also need to avoid trigger foods that contain the amino acid tyramine. These may include:

  • Smoked meats
  • Yogurt
  • Chocolate
  • Bananas
  • Ripened cheeses
  • Nuts
  • Citrus fruits
  • Chicken liver
  • Red wine (4)

Can Supplements and Essential Oils Help?

Gingko biloba extract has been found to be as effective as a prescription medicine for treating vertigo. (5)

Other studies have shown that a lack of vitamin D can worsen vertigo symptoms in some people. You can increase your levels of vitamin D by taking a supplement, getting more sunlight, or eating foods rich in the vitamin. (6)

Some people claim that using essential oils, like peppermint, lavender, lemon balm, ginger, and frankincense, helps improve symptoms of vertigo. While there’s some evidence that certain oils have medicinal benefits, the results are often mixed.

Managing the Stress That Comes With the Condition

Some conditions that cause vertigo symptoms can be worsened by stress. Managing your stress levels is important for your overall health. Meditation, deep-breathing techniques, or exercise may help you feel more relaxed. Talk to your doctor for more tips on how to control your stress. (7)

Yoga Can Help Improve Balance and Reduce Stress

Yoga is a good way to improve flexibility and balance, strengthen muscles, and reduce stress. Simple yoga poses may also help symptoms of vertigo. But you’ll probably want to avoid any positions that require sudden forward bends, as these may worsen symptoms. (8)

Related: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Stress — Including How to Manage It

Some Evidence Suggests That Acupuncture Helps

Studies have shown acupuncture may be a safe and effective way to treat vertigo. (9) Acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into the skin to stimulate certain points on your body.

Tending to Your Overall Wellness Is Important, Too

Some simple wellness measures can help you avoid a vertigo episode and keep you feeling your best. These include:

  • Staying Hydrated Be sure to drink enough fluids throughout the day. Some causes of vertigo are linked to dehydration.
  • Getting Enough Sleep Sleep deprivation can trigger episodes of vertigo. Try to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep at night, and rest throughout the day if you need to.
  • Eating a Healthy Diet Consuming nutritious, whole foods can help you feel better and maintain a healthy weight. Try to include lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins in your diet. Also, avoid any trigger foods that might worsen your vertigo symptoms.
  • Exercising Exercise can make you feel better overall. It might be difficult to exercise if you feel dizzy, but start with simple activities, like walking. If your symptoms are severe, some exercises can be performed while sitting in a chair. Ask your doctor about a regimen that fits your needs. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after a workout.

Dizziness: Can Anything Help Stop the World from Moving?

Almost everyone has felt dizzy at one time or another even if it was just for a short time. As many as 35 percent of adults over the age of 40 have been diagnosed with a condition that has dizziness as one of its main symptoms. Dizziness is defined as the feeling of not being able to maintain your balance. You may feel as if the world around you or you yourself are spinning about. You will probably feel lightheaded and may even faint. Dizziness is the number one reason for fainting.

Dizziness is usually not a sign of a serious condition. However, it is a good idea to pay attention to it if you have accompanying symptoms that indicate something may be going on that needs professional attention.

The Symptoms of Dizziness

Even though dizziness is a symptom itself, it often comes along with other symptoms:

  • Changes in vision
  • Blind spots
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Abnormal headaches
  • Incorrect sense of motion
  • Irregular or slow pulse
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Paleness
  • Sweating and clamminess

Causes of Dizziness

Before talking about what can help dizziness, we need to understand what is causing it. Dizziness can often be due to such conditions as anemia, heart stroke, neurological conditions, low blood pressure, head or neck injuries, and similar conditions. It can also come about due to less serious problems such as car sickness, dehydration, changes in hormones, excessive exercise, or a side effect of a particular medication.

Another reason for dizziness can be circulation problems. If your brain is not getting enough blood from your heart, your systolic blood pressure drops quickly, and you may feel faint or lightheaded. This often occurs when you stand or sit up quickly. Anxiety disorders can also be to blame, along with being overheated or having a neurological condition, like Parkinson’s disease.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and vertigo by clicking the image below.

Who Is at an Increased Risk?

  • Being older in age: When you are older, you tend to have more health problems, and dizziness is often a symptom. This can be due to medications being taken, too.
  • Previous incidences of dizziness: One episode of dizziness often leads to another. It is a good idea to take precautions if you have had a bout of dizziness in the past.

Home Remedies for Dizziness

Most medical doctors will recommend using medications to care for your dizziness. However, this may not be the best option. There are a number of home remedies that can help with your dizziness.

    1. Ginger: Ginger is excellent when it comes to increasing the circulation of your blood. If you are feeling dizzy, chew on a little fresh ginger or drink ginger tea several times a day.
    2. Lemon: Lemon is high in vitamin C and helps to boost your immune system and give the body fluids that help you maintain your energy. You can mix 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice with a pinch of ground black pepper in a cup of water. Add a little salt and drink 3 times daily until your dizziness improves. Or you can add the juice from half a lemon to a cup of water with a little sugar (around 2 teaspoon). Drink daily.
    3. Mustard: One of the best remedies for dizziness, mustard can increase blood circulation and keep your body in balance on your feet. Mix salt, pepper, vinegar, and mustard in equal portions. Add to a glass of water and drink several times daily.
    4. Apple cider vinegar: Another very effective remedy for dizziness, mix some apple cider vinegar with a little honey and drink every day.
    5. Yogurt: Yogurt is known for boosting the immune system, and as a result, it can relieve the symptoms of dizziness. Some suggestions are to eat yogurt daily. For added health benefits, you may want to add pumpkin seeds and cloves.
  • Indian Gooseberry (Amla): This is known for containing a large number of vitamins, in particular, A and C, which boost the immune system, increase circulation, and prevent or alleviate dizziness. Grind two amla fruits into a paste and mix with 2 teaspoons coriander seeds. Add this to water and let sit overnight. Strain in the morning and drink daily.
  • Honey: Honey contains a high content of natural sugar, making it a good home remedy for dizziness since it improves your energy and eliminates low blood sugar. Mix two tablespoons honey with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and add to a glass of cold water. Drink twice a day for best results. Or mix 1 tablespoon each of honey and lemon juice and add to a glass of warm water. Drink when you feel dizzy.

Seeking Professional Care for Dizziness

If none of the above suggestions help, it may be time to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. Dizziness is often the result of a misaligned bone in the upper cervical spine. If the C1 and C2 vertebrae, the top bones of the neck become misaligned, they can put the brainstem under pressure. This causes two things to occur. For one, the bones may hinder proper blood flow from reaching the brain. As mentioned above, this can lead to dizziness. Another problem is that these bones are located in close proximity to the brainstem. The brainstem is the communication highway between the brain and body. If the misaligned bone puts stress on the brainstem, it may begin sending improper signals to the brain. If it tells the brain that the body is in motion, when it is not, dizziness can be the end result.

We use a very gentle method to help realign these bones. It does not require us to pop or crack the neck or back to move them back into shape. Rather, it is a gentle realignment resulting in a reduction in dizziness and long-lasting relief.

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Today we’re going to be looking at a topic that health experts and officials don’t seem to cover as frequently as we’d like, and that topic is dizziness.

Specifically, we’re looking at a number of proven home remedies for dizziness.

Feeling dizzy, light-headed, faint, unsteady on your feet, or even a little off-balance, can really affect your health and well-being.

What’s more, it could be caused due to a variety of different things.

Some people experience dizziness for no apparent reason, whereas others experience it in the form of vertigo.

Vertigo is particularly unsettling because it causes a feeling of dizziness, despite lacking any accompanying movement or motion.

Put simply, you feel dizzy and light-headed, even when standing, sitting, or laying, perfectly still.

Dizziness can sometimes be caused by an underlying health issue, or it can even occur for no obvious reasons.

One thing that is for certain, though, is the fact that you’ll want to get rid of your dizziness as soon as you can.

Here are several home remedies for dizziness for you to try the next time you’re feeling unsteady on your feet.

17 Best Home Remedies For Dizziness

1. Perform The ‘Epley Manoeuvre’

The Epley Manoeuvre is one of the most effective natural home remedies for dizziness brought on by vertigo.

The maneuver is easy to perform and can be done by yourself, in the comfort of your own home.

To perform the maneuver, sit upright on a flat surface with your legs outstretched, with a pillow behind you.

Next, turn your head 45 degrees to your right.

With your head in this position, slowly recline yourself with your head resting on the pillow, and hold for 30 seconds.

Now, rotate your head 90 degrees to the left, making sure to keep your neck still.

Rotate your body to the left and hold for 30 seconds.

Return to the starting position and repeat again if necessary.

2. Drink More Water Before You Eat

In terms of effective home remedies for dizziness, you simply cannot go wrong with the water.

Dehydration can affect your equilibrium and can result in you feeling dizzy and light-headed.

Furthermore, if you’re dehydrated and you eat, this can actually lower your blood pressure further, which again causes feelings of dizziness.

The technical term for this is postprandial hypotension.

You can greatly reduce your risk of dizziness by drinking a glass of water 15 minutes before eating.

Just remember to stay hydrated throughout the day as well.

3. Don’t Have Your Water Too Hot

Bathing is a fundamental aspect of being a human being.

Bathing is essential for good hygiene, and it also makes us feel pretty awesome as well.

Whilst we should bathe daily, what we should not do is bathe in hot water.

We know that hot baths and showers feel nice, but you’ll also have probably noticed how a hot bath or shower can leave you feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you step out or stand up.

If you are prone to dizzy spells, try lowering the temperature of your baths and/or showers and see if that helps.

4. Consume More Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid, or Vitamin C as it is commonly known, is one of the healthiest vitamins in existence.

It plays an integral role in our general health and well-being and is essential for ensuring that our immune systems function as they should.

Vitamin C is also one of the best home remedies for dizziness that you could yearn for.

Experts have found that individuals with vitamin C deficiencies are more likely to suffer from dizziness than people that regularly get the minimum recommended daily intake for this vitamin.

Vitamin C is commonly found in fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fruit juices.

You can also consume the vitamin in supplement form.

5. Consume More Whole Grains

Another example of the awesome home remedies for dizziness that we’re going to be looking at today is whole grains.

Whole grains are very good for us anyway, so we should try to eat more whenever possible as they work wonders for our health and well-being.

Whole grains are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which works wonders for your digestion.

As well as that, when it comes to dizziness, whole grains are very beneficial because they’re complex carbohydrates that are digested much slower than refined simple carbs.

Simple carbs like white rice, flour, and simple sugars are digested and broken down much faster, which causes a spike in your insulin levels.

However, because the sugars are used so quickly, your blood glucose levels drop sharply which can cause you to feel dizzy and light-headed.

As whole grains are slow to be digested and absorbed, they don’t cause blood glucose levels to fluctuate.

6. Drink Some Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the healthiest natural ingredients in the world.

Whilst drinking it on its own isn’t perhaps the most delicious way of consuming it in the world, if you dilute it with water it’s perfectly pleasant and you’ll reap the rewards.

But what are these rewards we speak of?

Well, how long do you have?

No, seriously, ACV is kind of a big deal in the health and fitness world and its health benefits go on and on.

As we’re focussing on dizziness however, apple cider vinegar helps to ease dizziness by regulating blood sugar levels.

Peaks and dips in blood glucose levels can leave you feeling dizzy, nauseous, and unsteady on your feet, which in turn will make you feel pretty sucky, right?

As ACV helps regulate your blood sugar levels you needn’t worry about dizzy spells ruining your day.

simply dilute a tablespoon or two in some freshwater and you’re good to go.

7. Drink Some Fresh Ginger Tea

Ginger is another delicious culinary ingredient that does so much more than simply add great flavor to your dishes.

Ginger has been used for centuries as a key ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and it’s easy to see why.

Ginger is loaded full of polyphenol antioxidants, making it great for the immune system.

It’s also naturally cleansing and is packed full of anti-bacterial properties.

In terms of dizziness, however, ginger is an awesome home remedy for dizziness as it helps to ease nausea and motion sickness.

Ginger tea is a very effective beverage when it comes to the avoidance of dizziness.

Simply steep as much fresh chopped/muddled ginger in hot water as you like, leave to infuse and then drink it right down.

Some people add lemon and a little honey to increase the flavor.

8. Try To Focus On Something Around You

When you’re affected by dizziness, it’s an awful feeling.

It can knock you off balance, make you feel sick, and leave you unstable on your feet.

If you feel dizzy and find that everything seems to be spinning them try to focus on something around you.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a picture on the wall, a clock, an ornament, a tree, or anything else, just focus on it and try not to take your eyes off of it.

You’ll find that, after a short while, your dizziness will ease off and you’ll return to normal.

9. Don’t Look At Your Phone Or Read When Travelling

Motion sickness is no joke.

When traveling, it can leave you feeling dizzy and sick, and if you aren’t careful it can make you vomit.

Seasickness, for example, is considered to be one of the most unpleasant forms of motion sickness in existence.

Even motion sickness when traveling in a car, train, or plane is not much better.

Despite the fact that many of us spend far too many hours glued to our phones each day, it is strongly advised that we refrain from reading or scrolling through phones or tablets when traveling, as this can also leave you feeling dizzy and nauseous.

The best advice is to look out of the window, and ideally, look straight ahead at the horizon out of the windshield, if you can see that is.

The main thing, though, is that you refrain from reading or looking at your phone when traveling so just bear that in mind.

10. Use A Ginkgo Biloba Supplement

It may have a slightly unusual, and difficult-to-pronounce name, but Ginkgo Biloba is one of the best home remedies for dizziness in existence.

This is another herb that is very popular in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and it has been for many centuries now.

Ginkgo Biloba helps to ease the symptoms of vertigo.

It helps to ease dizziness whilst boosting blood flow and circulation to the brain.

It is, therefore, also considered to be a nootropic supplement, which means that it provides plenty of benefits for the brain.

So, if you want to keep your brain sharp, and stave off the ill-effects of dizziness, be sure to invest in a good quality Ginkgo Biloba supplement.

11. Take The Weight Off

One of the easiest and most effective ways of easing dizziness is to simply take the weight off.

No, we don’t mean to lose weight, although losing weight is also beneficial for reducing dizziness as it will help stabilize your blood sugar levels.

What we’re actually referring to, however, is taking the weight off of your feet and sitting down when dizziness strikes.

If you find yourself experiencing a dizzy spell, experts recommend that you sit down for a few minutes and wait for the dizzy spell to subside.

When you do eventually stand up, do so slowly and see how you feel.

If you’re still dizzy and light-headed we recommend sitting back down and leaving it a little while longer.

12. Steady Yourself

Whether your dizziness is caused by vertigo, postural hypotension (low blood pressure) or anything else, one thing you need to do is steady yourself straight away.

Many people injure themselves through dizziness when they lose their balance and fall over.

The elderly are especially susceptible here and a fall as a result of being off-balance could be fatal.

If dizziness affects you, one of the first things you should do is find something sturdy to hold on to and steady yourself.

13. Try To Get Enough Sleep

When it comes to home remedies for dizziness, one of the most effective things you can do if dizziness affects you is get enough sleep at night.

A lack of sleep can cause a whole host of various health issues and ailments, including, yep, you guessed it – dizziness.

Sleep deprivation can be caused for a variety of different reasons, so you should ideally do everything in your power to ensure that you get at least 7 hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep at night.

14. Eat Some Fruit

If you find that you suddenly experience dizziness, seemingly out of the blue, this could be the result of a drop in your blood glucose levels.

When our blood sugar levels are low we feel tired, lethargic, spaced out, and dizzy.

If dizziness strikes, reach for a few pieces of fruit and leave it a few minutes.

The fruit is rich in fructose, which is a simple sugar that will spike your blood sugar levels much quicker than other carbs as it is fast absorbing.

If your dizziness is caused by low blood sugar levels, you’ll find that after eating some fruit you feel much better very quickly.

15. Speak To Your Doctor

If you do experience dizziness on a regular basis, it is always best to speak to your doctor and to seek medical advice, just to be on the safe side.

16. Check Your Medication

If you take medication for any existing, or pre-existing, health issues, it is worth checking your medication to see whether dizziness or light-headedness is a listed side effect.

17. Get More Vitamin D

If you’re dizzy as a result of vertigo, another useful home remedy for dizziness is vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiencies have been liked with vertigo, and a lack of the vitamin can worsen symptoms for individuals affected by the condition.

To counter this, use a vitamin D supplement, try to get more sunshine, and consume more meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.

Conclusion

So, there we have just a few proven home remedies for dizziness.

If you often suffer from dizziness, hopefully, the home remedies and tips listed above will prove especially useful.

Be sure to speak to your doctor and seek medical advice if you do regularly experience dizziness.

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Everybody has experienced lightheadedness or dizziness at least once in their lives. Whether a result of extreme fatigue or some health condition, it seems as you’ve lost complete control of your body and the world is spinning around you. Thankfully, some head dizziness home remedies do exist that can quickly help you regain control of yourself. These work on a long term basis to reduce bouts of dizziness from taking place.



Possible Causes of Dizziness

You may be facing dizziness due to one or more of the below reasons:



  • A result of anaemia or vitamin deficiency
  • Substantial dehydration and loss of electrolytes from the body
  • Blood pressure-related issues during pregnancy
  • Infections in the ear causing balance issues
  • Motion-related sickness due to altitude change or mode of travel
  • Headaches due to a hangover, migraine, or reliving a traumatic incident
  • A stroke that affects blood vessels travelling towards the brain
  • Hypotension or other heart problems that affect blood circulation

10 Best Natural Remedies for Dizziness

Once dizziness begins to hit you, everything may seem to be out of control no matter where you are. Thankfully, there are some quick remedies for dizziness and fatigue that can control the effects and help you get back to normalcy.

1. Stabilize Yourself By Focusing on an Object

When dizziness begins to throw your head into a tizzy with a constant spinning feeling, it is important to stabilize yourself. Try to stay in your seat and minimize movement. Focus your eyes on an object before you that is stationary and immobile. It will help your brain realign itself and not induce nausea immediately.




2. Hydrate Yourself As Soon As Possible

Dizziness can often set in due to dehydration, which causes the brain to function abnormally. However, dizziness can also be as a result of an anxiety attack. No matter the reason, drinking a glass of water always helps calm down things in a speedy manner. You should preferably drink cold water so that it soothes your body.

3. Go With a Herbal Remedy to Boost Blood Circulation

For people who tend to experience dizziness on a regular basis, having a certain herbal remedy with you at all times might be helpful. Medicines which have been proven to accelerate blood circulation quickly can be used to cut down on dizziness. Do check with your doctor when opting for an alternative medical approach.





4. Have a Body Massage

Take a break and hop in for a quick massage that can relieve the tension in your body. This is extremely helpful for those who tend to experience dizziness as a consequence of an anxiety attack. Furthermore, a massage governed by the principles of acupressure will help stimulate blood flow within your body and assist with regards to the recurrent spells of dizziness. Natural oils will only make things better.

5. Drink a Glass of Apple Cider Vinegar

Definitely not a concentrated glassful, but a diluted version of apple cider vinegar. One of the common reasons for loss of stability and dizziness is a substantial drop in sugar levels during the day. Foods take their own time in getting those levels up, but a glass of apple cider vinegar can stabilize those levels within a short period of time.




6. Consume Whole Grain Products

Quick-digesting foods that contain refined flour or sugar give your body a quick dose of sugar, but they also bring it down just as quickly, which can result in dizziness. Therefore, it makes sense to gradually replace your diet with whole grain alternatives of the same. These take time to digest and help to keep your levels stable for an extended period of time. Furthermore, they are good for your digestive system too.

7. Drink a Glass of Lemon Juice

Whether your dizziness is due to energy levels or vertigo, a quick swig of lemon juice tends to do the trick almost always. People with a good balance of Vitamin C in their diet have reported lesser incidents of dizziness. Anything from berries, tomatoes to dark green vegetables should be a necessary addition to your diet, to help maintain your vitamin-intake and keep you healthy.





8. Sip on Ginger Tea

Many people suffering from nausea and dizziness due to motion sickness have remarked that drinking tea made from powdered ginger root has helped immensely. A small teaspoon of ginger with hot water can kick in the effects in less than 30 minutes. This is a better option than any medicine.

9. Avoid a Hot or Cold Bath

At first glance, this may seem counter-intuitive since most hot or cold-water baths tend to leave you relaxed. However, biological relaxation is the last thing you need when you’re dizzy since it would reduce the blood circulation further and worsen the dizziness. While such baths may have their benefits in other situations, when combating dizziness, stick to water that’s closer to room temperature.




10. Start Your Meals With Water

We’ve spoken about a decent amount of water consumption throughout the day. But, for a few people, the consumption of food itself is a reason for dizziness. Medically termed as postprandial hypotension, it is a condition in which the blood pressure reduces and leads to dizziness after meals. Thankfully, a simple way to combat this is to have a large glass of water about 10 minutes prior to beginning your meal.

Additional Lifestyle Tips to Treat Dizziness Naturally

Apart from the aforementioned natural remedies for vertigo and dizziness, you can also make a few changes to your daily lifestyle to reduce such instances from occurring repeatedly.





  • Reassess your meals and your diet. Check if your intake is balanced and consists of all the necessary nutrients and vitamins in the right proportion. This can reduce the chances of blood pressure problems and even anaemia.
  • Switch from eating 3 big meals a day to eating throughout the day in small portions. These could be snacks high on carbohydrates and fibre, that help you maintain normal sugar levels at all times.
  • Set a water alarm to remind yourself to drink water at regular intervals. You may also opt for herbal teas, juices, or other liquid foods.
  • Learn to breathe deeply. Anxiety usually causes you to take short breaths that leave your body devoid of necessary oxygen. Teach yourself deep abdominal breathing that calms you down and stabilizes your oxygen levels.
  • Exercise on a regular basis. Certain exercises of the head and neck can help keep vertigo in check. Consult your doctor before starting any.
  • Reduce the intake of alcohol as well as caffeinated products. Over-consumption of either can dehydrate your body and lead to dizziness.
  • Include food products that have a high amount of Vitamin B12 in them. These are effective in developing a strong mind.
  • Begin yoga or meditation to achieve calmness and stability in the face of anxiety attacks or simply control stress levels.
  • Practise eye movement exercises that are based on the principles of REM when awake. They help to bring your focus back to the present and reduce the effects of dizziness instantly.
  • Avoid instantaneous and jerky changes in your posture. Stand up or sit down with slow movements, thus allowing your body to adapt to the change in posture.

While these multiple remedies for lightheadedness and dizziness mentioned above are usually effective, there might be times where they may not help much or provide long-term treatment. Reach out to a professional and get medical help if things stay persistent.

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