What are the Remedies for coping with vertigo

Vertigo is a condition that afflicts the inner ear and affects your equilibrium. The condition can be traced to the posterior semicircular canals of the inner ear, in what is medically referred to as the vestibular labyrinth area. Patients suffering from the condition experience abnormal sensations as if the surrounding environment is whirling, spinning, or moving in a circle. This peculiar sensation causes the sufferer to experience a loss of balance and this can often cause nausea. The condition can therefore be quite incapacitating, particularly when the symptoms are severe.

Vertigo is a very common health condition in adults, with up to forty percent of the population experiencing dizziness at least once in their lifetime. Dizziness may however, not always be a symptom of vertigo, as there are conditions that are a lot more widespread, like hypertension that could also cause dizziness and consequentially nausea. Mild cases of vertigo can therefore easily go undetected. In cases where vertigo is identified however the condition can be treated quite easily with a number of natural treatments, eliminating the need for drugs and surgery. Make sure you consult your doctor however, as severe cases may not respond as well to some of these treatments.

Here are some vertigo remedies and tips to cope with:

  • When you feel an attack coming on simply try to focus your vision on a stationary object like a building or a piece of furniture as this will help provide your brain with visual cues to help counter the dizziness and restore balance.
  • Massaging the diagonal muscle located towards the front of the neck can help significantly as vertigo attacks tend to strike when this area becomes tight from stress and strain.
  • Make sure that your diet comprises of adequate sources of vitamins and protein as these essential nutrients help minimize the spinning sensation of vertigo.
  • Vertigo is at times caused by imbalances in salt levels or poor digestion, and under such circumstances eating salty foods like a salty soup or sandwich could offer quick relief.
  • Drinking a few glasses of cold water can also help ease the symptoms.
  • Move as slowly as possible to combat the dizziness and this will also help reduce the risk of injury when experiencing an attack. At times, just lying down flat, with your head propped on pillows can help.
  • Jerky and sudden movements of the head can trigger and attack, so always try to maintain smooth and cautious movements.
  • Avoid playing fast paced and intense video games or PC games.
  • Yoga can help cope with the symptoms as can breath exercises and meditation, which are both integral elements of yoga.

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