Can You Use Essential Oils to Treat Symptoms of Vertigo

What are the symptoms of vertigo?

Vertigo is a common condition which causes your eyes to feel light headed and blurry. Vertigo can occur at any age but it usually occurs when you are over 40 years old. The most common symptom of vertigo is feeling like you have lost balance or balance problems. Sometimes dizziness may affect other parts of your body such as your hands, arms, legs, feet or even your head. Vertigo is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting or sweating. Other symptoms include difficulty speaking, seeing objects clearly in front of you and being unable to see anything close up.

How do I treat vertigo?

There are several things you can try to relieve symptoms of vertigo. These include: taking medication such as antihistamines, sleeping pills or antidepressants;

taking a walk around the block;

drinking plenty of fluids (especially water); and

exercising vigorously. Some people with vertigo will not respond well to these treatments. They may need medical attention if they become unwell due to their symptoms. If you feel sick or like you are about to vomit when you suffer from severe dizziness, stay in a lying down position and sip some water or take a shower to cool off your body.

If the symptoms persist or become worse, see your doctor immediately.

What are causes of vertigo?

Most cases of dizziness are considered to be minor and are not thought to have a serious underlying cause. However, some people experience dizziness due to an underlying condition. This type of dizziness is called vertigo and can be caused by a serious ear infection or a minor stroke. In rare cases, brain tumors or blood vessel problems in the brain can also cause severe dizziness. If you suffer from severe dizziness, consult your physician immediately to rule out any life-threatening conditions.

How can I prevent dizziness?

There are several ways to help prevent dizziness or make it less severe if you feel the symptoms coming on. These include: eat foods containing salt

modern medicine in the western world has made it so that most people can experience dizziness with no ill effects. However, if you still feel sick or if your symptoms worsen, see a doctor immediately.

f you or someone else is suffering from dizziness, stay in a sitting or lying down position. Do not try to stand up quickly.

If standing up, slightly move your head from the side to the other slowly before sitting or lying down.

Try not to stand up quickly especially after sitting or lying down.

Try not to go from a cold environment to a hot environment. For example, do not go outside immediately after exiting an air conditioned building or vehicle.

Do not extend your neck backwards or turn your head too far in any direction.

Do not spin in a circle or move your head, neck and arms too much.

Take a firm grip of any furniture close by to you in case you begin to fall.

If you are driving, do not operate any heavy equipment or drive a car until you feel better.

When your dizziness passes, take care not to become dehydrated and keep yourself well hydrated by drinking several glasses of water a day.

Try not to stand up too quickly from a sitting or lying position.

Drink three to four glasses of water a day to keep yourself hydrated.

Do not extend your neck too far backwards or too far forward.

Take a firm grip of any furniture or walls close by to you if you begin to feel dizziness coming on.

Sit down in a lying position and relax until your symptoms disappear.

If you still feel sick or if your symptoms worsen, seek medical attention immediately.

f you feel lightheaded or dizzy, sit down in a lying position or crouch low to the floor.

Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water every day.

Do not stand up too quickly from a sitting or lying position.

If you are driving, do not get behind the wheel of a car until you no longer feel dizzy.

Do not spin your head around and pay special attention not to move it too quickly.

hildren have a natural tendency to play and experience curiosity, which often leads them into trouble. When they experience dizziness, they may not fully understand what is happening to their bodies. To prevent complications from dizziness, always remain nearby when children are playing. If dizziness persists or worsens, seek medical attention immediately.

How can I prevent mild dizziness?

Although most cases of mild dizziness clear up in a few days without any special treatment, there are several methods you can use to prevent or relieve mild dizziness. These include: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water every day.

Try not to stand up from a sitting or lying position too quickly.

If you still feel sick or if your symptoms worsen, contact your physician immediately.

Mild dizziness may not require any medical attention if it lasts only a few hours and will often disappear after you rest. Still, if you have any doubts about the cause of your symptoms or feel that they are preventing you from performing your regular activities, contact your physician immediately for advice.

f you have a history of frequent dizziness, keep your physician apprised of your situation so that he or she can help to prevent more serious health problems in the future.

Most cases of mild dizziness will disappear within a few hours or days without any medical treatment. However, if you suspect that your dizziness is being caused by factors such as an inner ear infection or the flu, contact your physician immediately.

What can I do if I’m dizzy over the weekend?

If you have mild dizziness that doesn’t seem to be caused by anything serious and if you have access to a telephone, you may wish to stay at home until you feel better. When you’re feeling better, it’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water every day.

If you have mild dizziness that doesn’t seem to be caused by anything serious and you don’t have a telephone nearby, see if you can contact a friend or neighbor to come pick you up or wait until someone is available to take you to the emergency room. It’s important that you do not drive yourself to the emergency room unless your symptoms are getting worse.

If you feel that your dizziness is caused by something serious and/or your symptoms are getting worse, seek immediate medical attention.

Can I take an over-the-counter medicine for mild dizziness?

The most common treatment for mild dizziness is to rest until you feel better. In many cases, this will be sufficient. If rest does not improve your condition or if you feel that your dizziness is severe, seek immediate medical attention.

Most over-the-counter medications should only be used when recommended by a physician. Therefore, you should not take any medication without first consulting your physician. Certain over-the-counter medications should not be taken if you have certain medical conditions. By seeking immediate medical attention, your physician will be able to help you determine whether or not these are safe for you to use.

As with most health concerns, it’s best to seek immediate medical attention if you feel your dizziness is caused by something serious or if your symptoms are getting worse.

What if I need medical attention but can’t get to a hospital right away?

If you need immediate medical attention due to dizziness or feel that your dizziness is caused by something serious and/or your symptoms are getting worse, call 911 or your local emergency number for assistance. If you don’t have access to a telephone, have someone drive you to the nearest emergency room. If you feel that you may have a serious underlying condition such as a stroke, heart attack, head injury, etc., seek immediate assistance in the form of calling 911 or your local emergency number. Otherwise, wait for assistance and try not to move unless there is an immediate danger (i.e. fire).

What should I do if I think a family member has dizziness caused by an underlying condition?

If you think a family member may be suffering from dizziness caused by a serious underlying condition, but they are refusing to seek immediate medical attention, call 911 or your local emergency number and ask for assistance. If it is an emergency situation, have someone drive the patient to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, have someone contact the patient’s physician immediately.

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Why haven’t I heard of this happening to someone I know?

While we have had over 20,000 people visit our website since its inception in 2005, it’s not likely that many (if any) of your friends or family have visited this site. Most people who visit our website have either experienced symptoms of dizziness or are searching for information about the causes of dizziness. While some people do suffer from dizziness as a symptom of a serious condition, dizziness itself is not life-threatening (as long as the dizziness isn’t caused by something like standing during a heart attack). So, unless you know someone with a serious condition (heart problems, strokes, etc.), it’s unlikely you’ll be able to prevent yourself from experiencing dizziness.

I’m Still Not Conviced!

Well, if you still don’t believe that dizziness is a symptom of something serious, then you’re in good company. Our advice is to not worry about it and live your life! If you find yourself worrying about your health and dizziness, try to stay as active as possible and focus on other things in your life. And, just think, by visiting our website you’ve already taken an proactive step towards better health!

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