The condition of Dizziness can range from fleeting faintness to a severe balance disorder that makes normal functioning impossible. Among adults over 60, about 20 percent have had a dizziness episode that affected their usual activities. Dizziness is also the unwanted side effect of many different medications.
Here are a few of the symptoms of dizziness:
Lightheadedness, as though you might pass out
Unsteadiness or a loss of balance
A false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
Stress or anxiety
Being stressed, anxious, tense or irritable can also provoke dizziness or a sense of imbalance. This can lead to a vicious circle effect as feeling dizzy in itself can lead to feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. It is important to note that different people find different activities relaxing, so do what best suits you.
Low blood sugar level (hypoglycaemia)
Low blood sugar (glucose) levels can lead to dizziness – this is because your body doesn’t have the energy it needs to function properly. This is most common in people with diabetes. If someone with diabetes misses a meal, exerts themselves too much, or takes too much insulin, this may lead to low blood sugar.
Dehydration or heat exhaustion
When your body does not have as much fluid as it needs, this disturbs the balance of salts and sugars, which then affects the way it functions. Symptoms of dehydration are feeling thirsty, lightheaded (dizzy), passing dark colored strong-smelling urine, and passing urine less frequently than normal.
Postural hypotension (low blood pressure)
Low blood pressure can be affected with dizziness after changing positions, such as standing up. This is more common in older people. If your blood pressure drops too low, not enough blood can reach your brain and this may lead to dizziness or light-headedness, or fainting.
Dizziness can be a symptom of a serious medical problem, such as a heart attack or a stroke. Visit the nearest emergency care center If your dizziness is associated with:
You should not try to prevent episodes of dizziness by becoming inactive and avoiding doing the things that might cause them. It might be tempting to avoid moving around as normal to prevent feeling dizzy but this can lead to you not engaging in your usual everyday activities. You might even start avoiding being out and about to the extent that you withdraw from your usual social activities.
Try not to keep how you are feeling to yourself. Don’t suffer in silence. Talk to your friends and family. Sharing your concerns and talking things through with them can be really helpful.
Dizziness and balance problems are more common than people often think. You could well find that your friends and family have experienced dizziness themselves, or know someone who has. Most of them will have experienced a good recovery and talking to them can help you stay positive about your situation. #headache #dizziness #vertigo #pain #migraine #dizzy #hilo #magsusuka #nausea #doctor #specialist #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #manila #philippines #treatment #help #medicine #health #diet #exercise #nutrition