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Vertigo Treatment without using medicine

Dizziness is one of the more common reasons adults visit their doctors. Frequent dizzy spells or constant dizziness can significantly affect your life. But dizziness rarely signals a life-threatening condition. More than 4 out of 10 people experience an episode of dizziness significant enough to send them to a doctor. Dizziness changes your sense of balance and can increase your risk of falling.

 

Dizziness often gets better without treatment. Within a couple of weeks, the body usually adapts to whatever is causing it.  If you seek treatment, your doctor will base it on the cause of your condition and your symptoms. It may include medications and balance exercises. Even if no cause is found or if your dizziness persists, prescription drugs and other treatments may make your symptoms more manageable. Here are a few ways to treat Dizziness or Vertigo without using medicines.

 

  • Head position maneuvers. A technique called canalith repositioning (or Epley maneuver) usually helps resolve benign paroxysmal positional vertigo more quickly than simply waiting for your dizziness to go away. It can be done by your doctor, an audiologist or a physical therapist and involves maneuvering the position of your head. It's usually effective after one or two treatments. Before undergoing this procedure, tell your care provider if you have a neck or back condition, a detached retina or blood vessel problems.

  • Balance therapy. You may learn specific exercises to help make your balance system less sensitive to motion. This physical therapy technique is called vestibular rehabilitation. It is used for people with dizziness from inner ear conditions such as vestibular neuritis.

  • Psychotherapy. This type of therapy may help people whose dizziness is caused by anxiety disorders.

 

When you experience dizziness at home; Be aware of the possibility of losing your balance, which can lead to falling and serious injury. Avoid moving suddenly or walking or standing up. Sit down or lie down when you feel dizzy. If you frequent dizziness occurs, visit your neurologist for proper assessment and treatments.  #dizziness #dizzy #headache #migraine #nausea #vertigo #bppv #specialist #doctor #winnielimkhoo #health #tips #advise #help #manila #philippines

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