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Eight Simple Ways to Get Rid of Dizziness

Dizziness affects many people. This article will tell you eight simple ways to get rid of dizziness.

Dizziness is a common complaint with many people.  Dizziness can be a symptom of many physical illnesses or experiences so it’s important to know why you’re feeling dizzy.  Did you get up too quickly?  Did you eat anything that day?  Is it your medication?  These simple questions can help you figure out what could be causing your dizziness.  Here are some symptoms of dizziness: 

  • You feel like the room is spinning
  • You can’t control your balance
  • You feel lightheaded
  • Nausea
  • Feeling weak, faint, fatigued, or just unsteady
  • Blurred vision after certain movement
  • Having difficulty concentrating 

Now that you know the symptoms, here are some simple ways to get rid of dizziness: 

  • Move slowly and focus on something
    When you start feeling dizzy, you should sit, lie down or stand still.  You should focus on something in the room.  I try to focus on a picture on my wall.  Focusing on something still can counteract some of the symptoms of dizziness.  If you move too fast, it can cause a drop in blood pressure that causes dizziness.  Continue to move slowly until you feel steady on your feet.
  • Check your medication
    One of the side effects to your medication could be dizziness.  You might have to talk to your doctor about changing the dosage of your medication.  Your pharmacist may have given you a generic version of your medication.  This situation happened to my mother.  She got dizzy from the generic version of the medication she was taking.  She had to get the brand name medication because of the dizziness that came with generic brand.
  • Change your diet
    Changing your diet can reduce dizziness.  Caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco can contribute to dizziness.  Artificial sweeteners and highly sweet or salty foods can also affect your body’s ability to balance if you get dizzy a lot.  Cutting back on this stuff can reduce your dizziness and improve your overall health.
  • Drink more water
    Dehydration is one of the main causes for dizziness.  This happens most of the time during exercise and hot weather.  Make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.  If you work outside, you should drink more water.  You should always keep a bottle of water with you at all times.
  • Practice deliberate movements
    You should stand and walk slowly in straight lines using a can or a stick to steady yourself.  I don’t have a can so I would use a stick or a big umbrella.
  • Exercise to build focal strength
    You can strengthen your visual focus by tracking moving objects (like your hand or passing traffic) with your eyes while sitting or standing.  You can also focus on a still object while surrounded by moving objects.  Try sitting or standing with your eyes closed.  Practice walking by placing one foot directly in front of the other or walking on uneven surfaces (like up and down a hill).  This sounds like the easiest exercises to me.  It’s much better than the other vigorous exercises that are needed to keep you in shape. LOL!
  • Avoid activities that cause dizziness
    You should avoid doing heavy exercises in hot weather.  You should also avoid rapidly moving rides or rollercoasters.  I have to avoid rides like these because they make me dizzy.  I used to be able to get on these rides, but once I got older, I had to avoid them because they made me dizzy and nauseated.
  • See a doctor if you keep feeling dizzy
    If your symptoms from dizziness aren’t going away, you should see a doctor.  There could be something seriously wrong with you.  If you experience loss of consciousness, difficulty walking, weakness in legs or arms, difficulty speaking, hearing etc., you should see a doctor immediately.

 These are all the simple ways to get rid of dizziness.  If you experience short-term dizziness, hopefully these tips will help you get rid of it.

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  1. Very helpful tips, Cheryl.

  2. THANKS for the great post. My husband used to get dizzy because of his medicine and he would faint at least once a day. His doctor did a little rearrangement to his medicine and he hasn’t passed out in 2-3 weeks.

  3. this is a really very useful article. dizziness is a very common problem and alot of people don’t know what to do when they experience it. this article sheds insight into ways to come out of dizziness. very enjoyable and entertaining to read, i love it all.

  4. I get dizzy allot because of asthma. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Wonderful article and the tips are spot on. :)

  6. These are practical and useful tips. We all should keep an eye on it! Well written! Clicked you \”liked it\”

  7. good post

  8. I can never counter a merry go round, even descending slopes sometimes. These are handy tips with new ways.

  9. the room is usually spinning. that’s my earliest symptoms of dizziness.. thanks for sharing :)

  10. Interesting post, just today i know more about it. Good subject selection for writing articles. Thanks for sharing this good one.

  11. Tx for this useful information.

  12. Excellent and informative. Ear ache or too much wax accumulation can often cause dizziness. Getting up from your bed too fast in the morning can also cause dizziness. Good tips.

  13. A very good article .For years I suffered from an inner ear problem which caused bouts of dizziness. Thank goodness I have now grown out of it. It is not very pleasant.

    Christine

  14. Excellent article and valuable tips.

  15. Thanks for always writing with such an interesting and informative style. Learned a lot!

  16. Very well presented and extremely useful article. I’m sure many people will find it helpful!

  17. very good information here. People like me always sleep late wake up early, when feling dizzy I will think that I am lack of sleep, you advice definitely help a lot, thanks.

  18. Wonderful tips…

  19. Great tips since dizziness is a not so welcomed friend of mine.And I have found a cane does help stabilize when I really need it.

  20. This article is really helpful. Thank you!

  21. Great article, CA! I often get dizzy when I suddenly moving too fast..

  22. Nice to read your Article, Keep writing more about it. Is is really Graceful and very well written skill. Thanks for sharing.

    Sara

  23. well written and really useful article. i keep having dizziness spells on and off, need to investigate that. appreciate the tips.

  24. I want to thank you all for taking the time to comment on my article. I really do appreciate it. I hope that these tips will help those of you who suffer from dizziness. It is such a horrible feeling and hopefully these tips will help.

  25. great post :)

  26. Thanks for reading my article ShadowPsychos. I really appreciate it.

  27. I couldn’t help but smile while reading this nice article because I realize many young people are in search of what older people are trying to avoid: The experience of being dizzy.

  28. Excellent!

  29. Women will also feel dizzy at that special time of the month. Taking an iron suplement can help.

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