As I start to eat I feel dizzy. It happens at the first or second bite and I have not found that it happens with any particular type of food. Do you have an idea of what this could be?

Dizziness is medically referred as 'vertigo'. Dizzy spells are commonly described as light headed feeling leading to unsteadiness. A feeling of losing consciousness or fainting is also a common symptom associated with dizziness or vertigo. Malfunction in sensory systems or signals sent to the brain are the main causes that lead to dizzy spells. The sense of balance is mainly dependent on information processed by the brain with the help of information passed by the eyes, inner ears and the nervous system. A dysfunction in this natural process can cause dizziness. A sudden drop in blood pressure or dehydration may inhibit the passage of blood to the brain causing a malfunction in the natural functions of the brain. Dizzy spells that are regular in nature and being experienced for longer period of time does require medical attention. Home remedies can be used to effectively get rid of short dizzy spells.

Eating food on time and maintaining a healthy diet is an important foundation to good health. Wrong eating habits and eating food after long intervals can cause the blood pressure to drop or cause dehydration due to lack of fluid consumption. Both these conditions can easily cause dizziness. Therefore, dizziness is not necessarily due to eating but may be due to not eating regularly or after a long span of time. It is important to eat three meals at regular intervals to help the body receive required vitamins and minerals to function normally. Dietary deficiencies can also cause dizzy spells. Eating on time and eating healthy food can surely help reduce health risks. Avoid blood pressure problems by drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water every day. Fresh fruit or vegetable juices are also ideal drinks to keep you hydrated between meals.

The lack of sleep may also cause dizziness. It is important to get at least eight hours of sleep to help you get through a busy day. Indulge in your favorite hobbies to de- stress yourself and relieve any type of anxiety. Feel happy while you eat your meals and enjoy food at leisure to enjoy the benefits of a healthy meal. Intake of certain medications may also cause dizzy spells. Monitor the intake of medications and consult the doctor if you feel doubt. Dizziness may also be caused due to other health disorders. It is advisable to get a medical check up to understand and treat medical conditions appropriately.

answered by G M

This is a rather odd and unusual symptom and it could be an indication of many possible health problems. In order to conclusively determine what the problem is, you will need to visit a doctor; the doctor will need to discuss your health history, question you regarding your eating habits and lifestyle, and detect the existence of any other symptoms that you have that may seem unconnected to this dizziness but are indeed part of the same problem. Unfortunately you will not be able to do this yourself or on this forum, as it will take a personal examination and a lot of expertise to recognize and put together all the symptoms before coming up with a diagnosis and treatment.

Since you say that it does not happen with any particular type of food, a food allergy is almost certainly ruled out, but your doctor will probably need to question you further and perform some tests to confirm this. You may also have developed a kind of vertigo or some other problem with your ears, which as you know, are important for your sense of balance. A previous ear infection could have caused some damage or some tiny foreign object may have gotten into your middle ear, and you will need to perform some test to detect the problem.

answered by G R

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