What Can You Take To Help Dizziness In Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a time when your body undergoes major changes, many of which cause rather unpleasant sensations and reactions. nausea is of course a common and well known symptom during pregnancy, but in addition, many women experience dizziness too. The dizziness is not usually serious, and is not a cause for worry. However, it is certainly not pleasant, and no doubt any technique to stop the dizziness would be appreciated.

The reasons for the dizziness during pregnancy are several. One reason is the fluctuations in the blood pressure throughout the pregnancy. This fluctuating blood pressure can cause you to feel light headed at times. In addition, blood sugar levels also tend to fluctuate, and low blood sugar can also cause you to feel dizzy. Certain physical positions may also cause you to feel dizzy – for example, lying on your back, which tends to place the weight of the fetus on a major vein that carries blood to your heart from the lower part of your body. Even at other times, the uterus tends to put a lot of pressure on the surrounding blood vessels as it grows, leading to dizziness.

There are several simple home remedies that can help reduce the frequency and severity of these dizzy spells, and several precautions that you can take too. First of all, you should avoid getting up too quickly from a sitting or sleeping position. Rise slowly, and if you have been lying down, first sit for a few minutes, and only then stand. It is also advisable to use the support of a steady object or a family member when getting up, even if you do not think you need it. This will help you steady yourself in case you happen to feel dizzy. You should also avoid lying on your back if you find that this causes dizziness.

It is important to eat regularly in order to keep your blood pressure and blood sugar levels as steady as possible. You should eat several small meals through the day instead of just a large lunch and dinner. Snacking between meals is also fine, as long as it is not excessive. Excessive heat can also contribute to dizziness, so it may help to turn the air conditioner on, sit under a fan, or take a shower. Finally, remember that while dizziness is normal, actual fainting is not – if you ever happen to faint, be sure to consult your doctor.

answered by G M

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