Getting dizzy is frustrating. It takes time out of your busy schedule. It can also be scary if it’s severe enough. There are also a vast array of reasons why you might feel dizzy: dehydration, low blood sugar, and even anxiety disorders to name a few. Even if the reasons are things you don’t have control over, like an inner ear issue or blood pressure, there are ways to reduce the effect and get you back to a level of normal. We’ve compiled a list of signs you’re dizzy and what to do next.
First, here are some signs that a bout of dizziness is coming on:
- Loss of balance
Go to the doctor if you have these symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Numbness in the limbs or face
- Trouble walking
Many times, dizziness isn’t so severe that it requires a trip to the doctor, so here are some things you can do to manage your symptoms and keep yourself from missing work, family time, or your favorite activity:
If you think the cause of dizziness is dehydration, then drinking a few glasses of water over time should do the trick. Also avoid caffeinated and sugary drinks for the time being, as those have a tendency to dehydrate.
This may not always be an easy or plausible one to do right away, especially if you’re at work or school at the time, but once you have the opportunity, lying down could be the answer. This could also help with stress and anxiety, which is a factor for dizziness.
Vitamin C, E, and D
These vitamins have been known to help with dizziness symptoms. Vitamin C mostly for those with Meniere’s disease, but can still be helpful for those without. E includes consuming wheat and spinach.
Life gets the best of us, sometimes. Work. School. Holidays. General anxiety. These things can build up and cause dizziness symptoms. To curb this, there are various ways to manage stress such as breathing exercises, which can slow your heart rate and get your breathing under control. If your anxiety is severe, you might consider cognitive behavioral therapy by a professional therapist.
When dizziness is common, Fyzical Therapy at the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute treats dizziness and unsteadiness with a variety of techniques and technology to diagnose the broader issue, then treat it accordingly.
As said before, if dizziness is accompanied by more severe symptoms like chest pain, the best thing to do is to see a doctor immediately. In less severe cases, depending on the cause, it can be a simple fix.
If your dizziness is common, call us today at 770-740-1860 to schedule a same-day or Saturday appointment for one of our Fyzical Therapy locations, or visit the site for more information: https://www.entinstitute.com/fyzical-therapy/.