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8 Effective Immediate Reliefs For Unexpected Dizziness

8 Effective Immediate Reliefs For Unexpected Dizziness

Most people experience dizziness occasionally, and it doesn’t have a huge effect on their lives. However, some people experience dizziness frequently and it can be tiresome and frustrating. Dizziness is not an illness, but it can be a symptom of illnesses such as low blood pressure, anemia, allergies, neurological disorders, and hypoglycemia. It can also be caused by dehydration.

Dizziness may cause you to feel unsteady and light-headed. You may experience blind spots, ringing noise in your ears, weakness, and a feeling of spinning. In extreme cases dizziness can cause people to faint, which can result in other injuries.

If you often experience dizziness, try these 8 remedies and methods for relief:

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1. Ginger

Ginger has been used for hundreds of years to prevent dizziness and nausea. This is because it stimulates blood flow to the brain, reducing dizziness and chance of fainting. You can chew on a small piece of fresh ginger or drink ginger tea daily to reduce dizziness. Both fresh ginger and ginger herbal tea bags are available at most stores, so this is one of the most convenient remedies.

2. Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberries (Amla) are a popular Avurvedic remedy for light-headedness. This is because Indian gooseberries are filled with vitamin C and A which help to improve blood circulation while boosting immunity. Make your own Indian gooseberry tea by grinding two de-seeded gooseberries into a paste. Add the paste to a cup with two teaspoons of coriander seeds and a cup of water. Leave the mixture overnight and then strain it and drink the water. You can do this every day to reduce the symptoms of dizziness.

3. Lemon

Lemon can also be used as a remedy for dizziness as it contains vitamin C. Simply squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water, add a teaspoon of sugar, and drink it.

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4. Feverfew

Feverfew can help to reduce dizziness, nausea, headaches, and vomiting while improving blood circulation. You can either eat two fresh feverfew leaves when you feel dizzy, or you can buy dried feverfew leaves that you can strain through hot water to create a feverfew tea. You can drink the tea daily to reduce symptoms.

5. Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is another herb that improves blood flow to the brain. It can also help to treat tinnitus, one of the causes of dizziness. You can buy Ginkgo Biloba at most stores. Simply buy the loose herbal tea and brew your own.

6. Foods High in Iron and Folic Acid

A healthy diet that contains food high in iron and folic acid will also help to prevent dizziness. Try consuming iron-rich foods such as spinach, tofu, almonds, lentils, and asparagus, and include foods that are rich in folic acid, such as green leafy vegetables, liver, sprouts, bananas, and peanuts.

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If your dizziness has reached an unbearable level, try these 2 methods:

7. Epley Maneuver

The Epley Maneuver can relieve dizziness, but it is important to speak to your doctor before doing it yourself. This is because it is only effective if the problem is BPPV, which is caused when small crystals of calcium become loose in your ear.

Sit on the edge of your bed and turn your head 45 degrees to the left or right (depending on which ear causes vertigo). Place a pillow on the bed so that it will rest on your shoulders when you lie down. Lie down quickly with your face up. Keep your head turned to a 45 degree angle and wait 30 seconds. Turn your head 90 degrees to the other side without raising it and wait another 30 seconds. Turn your body onto its side so that you are looking at the floor and wait another 30 seconds. Slowly sit up and stay still for another 30 seconds.

8. Deep Breathing

Deep breathing can reduce dizziness as it provides extra oxygen to the brain. Place your hand on your abdomen and inhale slowly. Hold the breath for a few seconds and exhale. Repeat until your dizziness has subsided.

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If dizziness persists you may have a health condition, so you should arrange to speak to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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Amy is a writer who blogs about relationships and lifestyle advice.

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Last Updated on December 9, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

1. Get Rationally Optimistic

Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

The result: no more mental stress.

2. Unplug

Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

3. Easy on the Caffeine

Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

The result: mental stress will be gone!

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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