You must have felt dizzy and nauseous at least once in your life.
You had to sit or lie down because you seemed to be spinning around your axis or your whole room was spinning.
It is an unpleasant but very common sensation that affects many people.
Research shows that nearly 40% of people over 40 feel dizzy at least once in their lives, and vertigo affects women twice more than men.
Vertigo is not a disease, but a symptom suggestive of disruption of the balance center.
It can take several minutes, several hours, but also for several days.
The trigger for vertigo can be sudden rising from a sitting or lying position, sudden head movements, anemia, dehydration, and low blood pressure.
It can also be caused by problems with the cervical spine and ear or sinus infections.
In some cases, it can also be an indicator of some more serious problems, such as head and neck injuries, strokes, or brain tumors.
If vertigo is accompanied by symptoms such as chest pressure, severe headache, nausea, or speech problems, be sure to consult your doctor.
Natural aids for vertigo
If you are surprised by vertigo and feeling of nausea that accompanies it, you can resort to natural remedies that will instantly alleviate your problems.
We are revealing to you some of the natural helpers with this unpleasant condition.
This popular winter beverage relieves nausea and strengthens the whole body, and helps with vertigo.
Add a piece of fresh ginger to the hot water and leave covered for 5 minutes.
If you do not like the taste of ginger itself, soften it with a spoonful of honey. Drink two cups of this super-healthy beverage daily.
Almonds contain vitamins B and E, antioxidants that help with nausea and vertigo.
Put a few almonds in the filtered water to soak overnight. The next day, mix them with a cup of milk and drink.
If you are avoiding cow’s milk, replace it with the herbal milk of your choice.
Ginkgo biloba is known to stimulate circulation in the brain, so it can also help with vertigo.
This miraculous herb also helps with poor concentration, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and short-term memory loss.
If you suffer from vertigo, start with 250 mg of Ginkgo Biloba daily until your vertigo is reduced, then reduce the dose to 40-50 mg.
Coriander seeds and gooseberries
Coriander is a herb that is rich in phytonutrients and is a good source of iron, manganese, copper, calcium, and magnesium.
Gooseberries have plenty of vitamin C and strengthen brain functions. These two ingredients combined can instantly relieve the symptoms of dizziness.
Beverage preparation: Put 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds and gooseberry powder into the filtered water. Allow it to soak overnight. Strain in the morning and add some raw honey to the strained beverage if desired.
Foods rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants
The foods that help with vertigo are definitely the ones that are rich in antioxidants.
Therefore, eat green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits such as avocados and bananas more often, and supplement your meals with healthy fats, such as extra virgin olive and coconut oil.
Also, consume fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C, such as citrus, strawberries, peppers, and kiwi.
Research conducted in Japan has shown that people with Ménière (internal ear disorders accompanied by vertigo) improve significantly when they start taking vitamin C on a daily basis.
Hydration of the organism
Even mild dehydration can lead to changes in blood pressure and vertigo. To prevent this condition, it is important that you supply your body with a sufficient amount of fluid.
Drink as much filtered water and teas as possible. However, avoid alcohol and sweetened and carbonated beverages as these can aggravate dizziness.
Additional tips for vertigo:
- If you are very dizzy, immediately sit or lie down so that your head is elevated.
- Do not sit behind the wheel or exercise because you may be in an accident, fall and be injured.
- Treat yourself to enough hours of sleep and reduce stress.
- Do a head massage with essential oils, such as lavender. This will stimulate blood circulation and further relax.
Vertigo is often associated with high levels of cholesterol or glucose in the blood.
Therefore, if you are prone to dizziness, be sure to cut down unhealthy fats and sugars.