It always happens at the worst times. You’re at work, school, or on a date with someone and suddenly you get that lightheaded sensation. Depending on how severe it is, dizziness can be a hindrance on the rest of the day. There are many reasons we might feel dizziness, some of them minor while others signaling another health issue entirely. Until you know for sure what’s causing your dizziness, steer clear of these 5 things when dizzy:
Steer Clear of Driving or Operating Machinery
If you feel a sudden bout of dizziness while driving, go ahead and pull over to the side of the road. If you’re on the interstate, take the next exit and park somewhere until you can alleviate those symptoms. Same goes for people who work with machinery. Dizziness can create unsafe conditions for yourself and for others in the workspace, so make sure to take a break.
It’s fall. You’re enjoying your pumpkin spice beverage of choice as you read this. But what if too much caffeine is the reason you’re getting dizzy at work and school? Maybe it’s time to take a break from the pumpkin spice and drink some water. I know you’re next thought was probably, “how dare you!” But just give it a try for a little bit. Can’t hurt.
This one’s pretty obvious, but drinking alcohol will not solve the dizziness issue so refrain from this if you’re having regular bouts of dizziness and vertigo.
Avoid Staying Up Late
It’s hard to fit in a long gaming session or a show-binge in a fast-paced schedule, but getting enough sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies. Without proper sleep, not only is dizziness a symptom, but other health problems like heart disease can become an issue if not resolved early enough.
Avoid Specific Triggers
According to WebMD, light, sound and fast movement can be triggers for dizziness. Knowing specifically what your trigger is and avoiding that can be a great way to stop it from ever happening.
If dizziness is a persistent problem, the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute has the solution. At our Fyzical therapy centers, our specialists can diagnose and treat depending on the source of the issue.
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