What To Do When You Feel Dizzy
Suddenly everything spins, knees weaken, vision darkens: attacks of dizziness are extremely uncomfortable, but in most cases, they are easily overcome. These tips and home remedies help against dizziness.
Number Of Triggers
There are a number of triggers for dizziness – standing up too quickly, low blood pressure, dehydration or nutrient deficiencies and tension are among the most common. If the cause is clear, you can use home remedies to combat dizziness. At the first sign of dizziness, it is important to sit or lie down immediately to avoid falling if you faint. Simply putting your feet up can help get the blood flowing back to your heart. Depending on the cause, the following home remedies and tips against dizziness can help.
A sudden attack of dizziness can have a very simple cause: lack of fluids. If the body does not get enough water, the blood flow slows down – and this means that the oxygen and nutrient supply is restricted. As a result, severe dehydration can lead to circulatory problems, which manifest themselves in the form of dizziness, among other things. The symptoms can then be relieved with a glass of water. To prevent dehydration, drink at least two liters of water (or unsweetened tea) throughout the day.
Anyone who often leaves the house on an empty stomach and eats little throughout the day should always have some chocolate with them. The lack of energy can cause the blood sugar level to drop, which causes dizzy spells, among other things. A piece of chocolate can suddenly improve the symptoms because the sugar goes directly into the blood. Basically, any food with a high sugar content relieves dizziness, e.g. chocolate bars, glucose and fruit juices.
It is not uncommon for a dizzy spell to be accompanied by nausea. A home remedy that relieves both symptoms at the same time is ginger. The yellow tuber stimulates blood circulation in the brain. In addition, the essential oils ensure that the queasy feeling in the stomach decreases. Ginger is most effective when eaten raw. To do this, peel a hazelnut-sized piece and then chew it.
Dizziness can often be traced back to the body not getting enough oxygen, for example from spending hours in a room with the window closed or from breathing too shallowly. The simple solution: air the room once an hour by leaving the window slightly open for three minutes. This is how the used air escapes to the outside.
What Else Helps With Dizziness?
Avoid jerky, quick movements – especially when getting up and turning in bed. Daily contrast showers are an effective remedy for dizziness caused by low blood pressure. Because the change between cold and warm water stimulates the circulation. Also, after heavy, high-fat meals, dizziness can occur because the blood is pumped more into the gastrointestinal tract and the blood flow in the brain decreases as a result. So if you often suffer from dizziness after eating, you should eat light food.