• Vertigo

    Vertigo may be described as a sensation of spinning, swirling or moving that occurs when your balance is disturbed – it is the perception that you or your surroundings are moving. It is a symptom and not an actual disease.

    There are 2 types of vertigo and they are distinguished as follows;

    When you feel as if you yourself are moving, it’s called subjective vertigo, and the perception that your surroundings are moving is called objective vertigo.

    What causes vertigo? Vertigo can be caused by problems in the brain or the inner ear.

    1. Meniere’s disease

    2. BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo – is the most common form of vertigo and is characterized by the sensation of motion initiated by sudden head movements or moving the head in a certain direction. This type of vertigo is rarely serious and can be treated.

    3. Inner ear inflammation – (labyrinthitis) – this is characterized by the sudden onset of vertigo and may be associated with hearing loss. The most common cause of labyrinthitis is a viral or bacterial infection.

    4. Decreased blood flow – if there is a decreased blood flow to the brain vertigo can be the result.

    5. Brain Hemorrhage – if there is bleeding into the back of the brain you can experience vertigo.

    6. Brain Tumor – can also cause vertigo

    7. Head Injury

    8. Multiple Sclerosis

    9. Neck Injury

    10. Migraine Headache

    Here are the symptoms of vertigo;

    1. Disorientation
    2. Sweating
    3. Abnormal eye movements
    4. Nausea and vomiting
    5. Hearing loss
    6. Ringing in the ears
    7. Difficulty speaking
    8. Difficulty walking
    9. Low blood pressure
    10. Lightheadedness

    So is there a vertigo cure? How can we use natural remedies to treat or prevent vertigo?

    There are some helpful strategies that can be taken to prevent and cope with the symptoms of vertigo and these include:

    1. Exercise – regular exercise helps with your overall health and helps in preventing vertigo. In particular try to focus on exercise that enhance balance.

    2. Stop smoking – smoking constricts the blood vessels.

    3. Stress – avoid stress where possible.

    4. Ginger – you can eat a few ginger cookies or make a ginger tea to help with the nausea.

    5. VertiFree™ – Homeopathic remedy relieves dizziness & nausea associated with vertigo

    6. TinnaRex™ – Promotes healthy ears for clear and undisturbed hearing.

    7. High Blood Pressure – make sure you have your blood pressure under control.

    8. Eye Exercises – Practice eye exercises by looking from near to far, up and down or side to side

    9. Diet – limit intake of foods groups like caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods.

    10. Water – dehydration can lead to dizziness so be sure to drink adequate amounts of water.

    11. Sudden Movements – limit sudden movements as these can bring on vertigo.

    12. Breathing exercises- these are helpful in preventing vertigo

    13. Yoga – has also proven beneficial in preventing vertigo.

    Be sure to post a comment about what worked for you or if you know of any other natural remedies not listed here please feel free to share them here with others who are part of our community. Thanks for sharing.

    Take the time to find the help and the natural treatment you need, and you’ll be able to get on with your life and enjoy it to the fullest. You deserve to be happy and healthy and pain-free.

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