Home Remedies for Dizziness: 6 Things to Do When You Feel Dizzy

Easy things to try when you feel dizzy

home remedies for dizziness

Dizziness is no fun. It makes you feel lightheaded, confused, and unbalanced. In this post, you’ll learn about home remedies that can help.

Let’s dive in.

What is dizziness?

Dizziness is one of the most common complaints that adults tell their doctors. It’s typically not life-threatening. 

Sometimes, it just suddenly happens if you just stand up too quickly. 

Such a sensation can make you worry and wonder if something is wrong with your health. 

But, the frequency of how often it occurs varies. Some people experience dizziness more often than others. 

If you’re experiencing dizziness marked by the sensation of a spinning movement, then that’s vertigo. 

Your doctor may diagnose you to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) if the recurrence of vertigo is at a high rate. 

What are the causes of dizziness?

If you are feeling dizzy, here are some of the common causes:

Vertigo

This condition happens if there is an imbalance or disorientation of the sensory system called the vestibular system. 

This system is responsible for motion, head position, spatial orientation, motor function, and posture. 

Motion sickness and tolerance

This phenomenon is called sensory conflict. This happens if you are experiencing repetitive movements. 

Your inner ear sends different signals to your brain against what your eyes see. 

This can make you feel confused and sick. Sometimes, you think your stomach is churning until it makes you nauseous.

Lightheaded

There is a possibility this is a result of dehydration or a sudden drop in your blood pressure, blood sugar, or a sign of stroke.

 Near faint 

This happens if there is a decrease in cerebral blood flow.

Out of body, floating, spinning inside

This sensation is a result of psychophysiological factors.

Gait unsteadiness

This can indicate that there’s something wrong with your vestibular and proprioceptive senses. Or it can be a result of cerebellar and motor functions.

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease is an ailment of the inner ear that causes hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus, aural fullness, and unpredictable vertigo attacks. 

What are some home remedies for dizziness?

1. Rehydrate with water

Dehydration may be one of the reasons you got dizzy. 

You may be having a decrease in total body water content because you are drinking less water or you have a fluid loss. 

Hence, quench your thirst with water and always stay hydrated.

2. Try Ginko Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is a Chinese herb that is used to treat several health conditions. It is also a famous remedy for dizziness or vertigo. 

There is one study of 160 patients who received a double-blind treatment of Ginko Biloba and an anti-vertigo drug to be taken for 12 weeks. 

The study concludes that Ginkgo biloba extract shows the same effect as many prescribed anti-vertigo medications. 

3. Take your vitamins

According to Meniere’s Society, if you have Meniere’s diseases, you need to take vitamins A, C, and E which are potent antioxidants, and B complex vitamins to nourish your nervous system. 

Vitamin C is required to strengthen the structure of your blood vessels, while vitamin E helps maintain the blood vessels’ elasticity. 

Also, D supplementation is helpful if you have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) with Vitamin D deficiency. 

Studies have already validated that vitamin D can help minimize vertigo attacks from recurring. 

4. Grab some ginger

Studies claim that ginger is a promising treatment for nausea and vomiting. It can be one of the easiest home remedies for dizziness.

study on ginger root powder claims that this product can reduce induced vertigo better than those who were in the placebo group.

Researchers looked into the effectiveness of ginger on seasickness in a controlled trial on the open sea study

The study had eighty participants who were not familiar with sailing in heavy seas. Researchers gave the participants the ginger root drug and placebo. And the participants embarked on high seas voyage for four hours. 

Symptoms on seasickness were recorded every hour.

The study concluded that the group that took ginger root rarely experience cold sweating and vomiting compared to the placebo group. 

5. Spoon of honey

According to studies, honey is a good treatment for fatigue and vertigo.

Honey has high nutritional energy content which gives a quick boost of energy after consumption and improves blood sugar level.

6. Get enough sleep

If you feel your head is spinning, that is maybe because of stress or you just did not get enough sleep

Studies show that sleep deprivation can trigger vertigo attacks. 

If possible, only find time to make up for the sleepless times you had or just take a power nap. 

Takeaway

Dizziness is not always life-threatening. 

But if you feel you get constantly busy, to the point it hinders you from doing daily tasks, then go set an appointment with your doctor for a check-up. 

When the dizziness hits you, remember try these home remedies to see which works for you. 

(Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian)

Dorothy is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian and a candidate for a master's degree in Public Health (MPH) major in Public Health Nutrition. She has a passion for teaching to her university students about food, nutrition, and health. Dorothy is a coffee lover and she enjoys traveling, writing, cycling, running, cooking, baking, and cooking.