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WHAT CAUSES DIZZINESS?

​We all know what it means to feel dizzy. We know what it feels like to watch the room spinning around while we stare helplessly. How about feeling you’re in motion when, in fact, you’re sitting down? It’s terrifying and debilitating, right? Life is easier and more fun when you have a healthy sense of balance.

Although dizziness isn’t a disease, it can be a very dangerous condition to live with. Dizziness increases your risk of falling. And don’t forget: sudden falls can lead to very serious illnesses, and in some cases, death.

At this point, you’re probably eager to know what causes dizziness. After all, prevention is easier when you know the root cause of these diseases and conditions. The following physical disorders can cause dizziness:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Nerve disorders, e.g. sclerosis
  • Anxiety disorders
  • A large amount of blood loss
  • Age (older people are more prone to experiencing dizziness).
  • Infections and inner ear problems such as Ménière disease and Vestibular neuritis
  • Heart failure
  • Dehydration
  • Anemia
  • Any severe illness that affects the entire body etc.

When you have so many possible causes, it’s difficult to diagnose the underlying illness responsible for the dizziness. That’s why you need to consult an expert who is experienced in caring for patients with dizziness.
Important Steps To Take When You Experience Recurring Dizziness.

Get Chiropractic Care

Recently, a feasibility study was conducted to further the development of a line of investigation into the potential effects of chiropractic care on cervicogenic dizziness, balance, and neck pain in adults. At the end of the study, some patients with symptoms of dizziness and neck pain reported improved balance and significantly less pain. Others experienced reduced dizziness and less neck pain.

Chiropractic care is also effective in cases where the dizziness occurs as a result of damage to some joints and vertebrae. Another study showed that subjects felt significant relief after they’d received various forms of chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care is also an excellent treatment option for patients, whose feelings of dizziness are caused by the movement of calcium crystals through the canals of the inner ear. Unlike medications, chiropractic care provides long-lasting relief from dizziness.

Other strategies that can help you to manage dizziness.

Lie Or Sit Down Immediately

When you notice the onset of dizziness, don’t move. And if you aren’t already sitting down, please take a seat. Dizziness puts you at risk of falling and sustaining a life-threatening injury. So whenever you feel the familiar dizzy sensation, just lie down or sit down immediately. If you can’t sit or lie down, grab a steady object. Do your best to steady yourself.

Get More Sleep And Rest

Research has shown that sleep deprivation can increase the frequency and seriousness of dizziness. If you don’t get enough quality sleep and rest, you’re more likely to feel dizzy and lightheaded often. When you sleep, your body repairs itself. In fact, one study showed that the brains clean itself during deep sleep. Sleep is therefore very important to every person’s overall health and well-being. If you want to get rid of those dizzy spells, try getting a good night’s sleep.

Drink

Dehydration is a major reason why most people feel dizzy. The body can’t function effectively without water. So when next you feel dizzy, ask yourself this important question, “Have I drunk enough water today?” Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Eat A Healthy Diet

You are what you eat. If you eat healthy foods, you will have a healthy body and a sound mind. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthy proteins has been known to help prevent dizziness.

Avoid Alcohol Abuse. Say No To Other Harmful Substances

Alcohol, when taken moderately, poses no danger to you. But if you suffer from dizziness, then don’t compound the problem by taking alcohol and other psychotropic substances.

Exercise

Do you know that apart from improving the quality of your sleep, exercise and other related physical activities can also help to improve your sense of equilibrium and balance? Talk to your upper cervical chiropractor about recommending some exercises you can try.

A final thought on dizziness

Dizziness is a common problem that affects many people. Persistent occurrence of dizziness can lead to disability or psychological distress, especially in middle-aged and older adults. The thought of feeling dizzy in dangerous places like busy roads and construction sites can be scary. It is better imagined than experienced. Although dizziness is common and is not considered serious by many, you should, however, seek help if you’re experiencing repeated episodes as it may be the result of other serious ailments.

For the past ten years, Upper Cervical Chiropractor, Dr. Bulosan Addison has maintained a successful practice in Lihue, Hawaii. He has an impressive track record in providing excellent chiropractic care for people who experienced dizziness. Do you have more questions about dizziness or other medical conditions? Contact Dr. Addison Bulosan. He can be reached on 808-369-9733. Alternatively, you can forward all email inquiries to addison@thespecific.com.

Physical office address: 2959 Umi Street Suite 202 Lihue HI 96766.

You can also schedule a 15-minute FREE consultation right away!

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