Vertigo is a feeling of world spinning, rotating, even when you are perfectly alright. You will experience a range of sensations around you. Kids may enjoy when they are experiencing a range of emotions but it is not the same with adults and they call it Vertigo. You lack the quality of movement around you when you are suffering from vertigo. You may feel like you need support and wants to hold onto something.
As per the view of the medical professional, vertigo is considered as a miserable condition and it also has the capability of creating sensations such as nausea and vomiting. Most people miss their work due to vertigo. There isn’t particularly one cause to this problem but there lots of causes contributing to vertigo such as
- Inner ear infection
- Migraine related dizziness
- Stroke in the back of the brain
- Cold viruses
- A head or neck injury
- Vestibular neuritis or VN
- Meniere’s disease
Arm or leg weakness, nausea or vomiting, lack of coordination, abnormal eye movements, double vision, headaches, unable to hear things, sweating, and ear ringing are the common symptoms of vertigo. This condition can make the person feel sick and there are lots of medications available to treat this problem. We would advise you to follow home remedies if you don’t want to experience side effects during the course of your treatment. Even natural treatments also work well just like the medications. The following are the home remedies to treat vertigo.
People try this exercise to get rid of the symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It is a type of exercise that you can do by simply sitting at home. It has been observed in research that fifty-two out of a hundred people who choose this method are able to manage the symptoms of vertigo.
This procedure can be done based on the occurrence of vertigo and which ear it is affected. If you are experiencing the symptoms of vertigo from the left side and left ear, this procedure can be done in the following steps:
- This procedure is started by turning the head forty-five degrees and the body laid back such the head is extended about to twenty to thirty degrees.
- Hold the position for thirty seconds
- The head should be turned to Ninety Degrees to the opposite side
- Maintain this position for thirty to sixty seconds.
- The head should then further rotate to another ninety degrees to the right without raising it for another thirty seconds.
- Slowly come to your initial position
If you are suffering from the vertigo problem and it is starting on the right side and affecting your right ear, and we would advise you to follow the same directions in reverse.
This is a Chinese herb and the therapeutic properties available in this plant can be used in the treatment for blood disorders, eye-related disorders, and it can also treat the problems related to the memory. Ginkgo Biloba has the capability of reducing the severeness of the symptoms of vertigo.
Ginkgo Biloba has its roots in China and it is safe to take every day. It can resolve the symptoms of vertigo by sending proper blood flow which is required to your brain and it can give relief from the symptoms of vertigo such as
- Balance issues
It has been observed that this Chinese herb effect on humans is just as effective as betahistine drugs. This drug is also used in the treatment of vertigo in order to manage the symptoms of the condition. This study is published in the International Journal of Otolaryngology.
As per the recent studies published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, it has been observed that the roots of the ginger can ease the symptoms of vertigo and it works better than the Epley maneuver.
All you need to do is add ginger roots in a cup of water and boil it for five minutes. For experiencing better taste, we would advise you to add a few drops of honey and your ginger tea is ready for you. Drinking this mixture daily two times in a day may help you to get rid of the symptoms of vertigo such as
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
- Sweating and other vertigo symptoms
If you are lacking vitamin A, B, and E then we would advise you to add almonds into your diet. Along with those vitamins, and you can also ease the symptoms of vertigo by eating a handful of almonds daily.
There is a lot of research that has to be done to prove this point, and still, it is unknown to the scientists how almonds can help the person to get rid of the symptoms of vertigo. But there is a possibility of vitamins present in the almonds can fight against the symptoms of vertigo.
Dehydration can contribute to the symptoms of vertigo. We would advise you to drink lots of water as even mild dehydration may lead to this condition. You are able to ease the symptoms of vertigo on your own if you stay hydrated all the time. It will minimize the effects of dizziness and balance issues.
All you need to do is drinking eight to twelve cups of water per day. We would advise you to don’t replace water with any type of liquids or beverages, as water is calorie and caffeine-free and it is considered as the best option to treat the symptoms of vertigo.
Diuretics are an excessive amount of water and salt, that you will automatically go from your body in the form of urine.
Say No to Alcohol
As your world is already upside down due to vertigo, and drinking alcohol at this time can make your condition worse. Alcohol can make significant changes in the fluid in your inner ear, as per the study conducted by the Vestibular Disorders Association. It will also dehydrate your body and increases the severity of your condition.
We would advise you to stop drinking alcohol immediately as it will ultimately result in making your condition worse. You can ease the symptoms of vertigo by not consuming alcohol.
Manage Your Stress Levels
There are many conditions can contribute to vertigo and Meniere’s disease is one of them. It is caused due to stress. You have to work on your stress levels in order to get rid of the symptoms of vertigo. We would advise you to practice yoga, meditation, and also follow some deep-breathing techniques to manage your stress levels. Stress is the cause of many problems and if you are suffering from short-term stress, you can take it lightly and if you are experiencing stress for a long time, we would advise not to take it lightly. Aware of what causes you to feel more stress can ease the symptoms of vertigo and also helps you to find the solution to your problem.
There are many strategies that you can follow in order to manage the levels of stress. Guided Imagery, Meditation, Practicing Muscle Relaxation, focusing on your breathing, Going for a walk, getting a hug from your loved one, and finding new hobbies are all the strategies that will help you take control of your own body, mind and keep you away from stress.
Yoga and Tai Chi
Practicing Yoga and tai chi can reduce your stress levels and improves your body balance and flexibility. It will train your body to deal with the symptoms of vertigo. You don’t need to learn all the poses of yoga in order to get the benefits from it. Try simple yoga poses such as
- Child’s Pose
- Corpse Pose
We would advise you to stop doing yoga immediately if you are facing any difficulties. Have a word with your yoga instructor if you are facing any kind of problem while doing yoga and also never forget to tell your problem to him. It has been observed in a study that Yoga has the capability of minimizing your stress levels which in turn increases your flexibility and balance.
Not having enough sleep can contribute to the symptoms of vertigo. Insufficient sleep or sleeplessness is one of the causes of vertigo. We would advise you to minimize your consumption of sodium in order to get enough sleep. Drinking plenty of water is considered as the best way to stay hydrated. Drinking the same quantity of water daily may not help you to stay hydrated by considering climatic conditions. We would advise you to plan to drink extra water during the summer season. Also, please be aware of how many liters of water you are drinking daily and it will help you to decrease vertigo episodes.
Vertigo is not a serious medical condition. But it is an indicator of a severe underlying condition if you are experiencing it frequently. If you are unable to treat your vertigo problem at home, then we would advise you to consult your family physician. Your Family physician will rule out your problem and may refer you to another specialist if necessary.