Does it seem like the room is spinning even though you’re perfectly still? You may have what’s called vertigo, and this article will get you introduced to some everyday habits that can make it worse.
Vertigo is not a disease — it is a symptom of an underlying medical condition. And there are also various types of vertigo, the most common of which is benign positional paroxysmal vertigo. Basically, BPPV is caused by a buildup of deposits in your inner ear, which is tasked at giving you a sense of balance.
If you suspect that you are suffering from vertigo, it’s a good idea for you to pay your doctor a visit so that the necessary tests may be carried out in order to have the cause identified and also treated.
Leading a Stressful Life
According to scientists, too much stress can wreak havoc on your mental and also physical health in all kinds of ways sooner or later. Having excessive amounts of stress can also aggravate certain medical conditions that can cause vertigo, such as Meniere’s disease.
If your everyday life is stressful, you should definitely engage in all kinds of stress-relieving activities, ranging from taking a trip to the local spa to get a massage to listening to your favorite music at home. It’s also a good idea to identify everyday stressors that may be dodged so that you may avoid them in order to keep your stress levels to a minimum.
Staying Up All Night Long
Getting 7 to 9 hours of restorative and uninterrupted sleep is highly recommended. Failure to do so can leave you encountering mood swings, poor cognitive functioning, appetite changes, a weakened immune system, decreased libido, and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Oh, and it can also worsen vertigo.
Needless to say, if you are suffering from vertigo make sure that you get plenty of Z’s every night. There are many different reasons why people end up sleep deprived — make sure that you identify yours so that you may be able to deal with the problem effectively.
Dodging the Sun a Lot
Based on numerous studies, it seems like there is something that is shared by people who are suffering from BPPV, which is the most common form of vertigo: deficiency in vitamin D. It’s for this reason why it is a good idea for you to spend a few minutes outdoors before 10 in the morning and after 4 in the afternoon as the sun is a source of vitamin D.
If you are trying to considerably limit your exposure to the sun due to fear of premature skin aging and skin cancer, fret not. That’s because you can get plenty of vitamin D from egg yolks, beef liver, oily types of fish, cheese and various food products fortified with it.
Not Drinking Enough Water
We all know that drinking about 2 liters of water per day is very good for fending off constipation. But did you know that staying hydrated can also help put vertigo under control? In some instances, something as simple as being dehydrated is the root cause of vertigo, so make sure that you are drinking enough water daily.
By the way, health authorities suggest cutting back on your consumption of anything that’s salty — the presence of too much sodium in your body can trigger the kidney to work harder, and this can easily leave you dehydrated.
Excessive Alcohol Consumption
The intake of too much alcohol is a terrible idea most especially if you are suffering from vertigo. It’s for the fact that it has diuretic properties — it can force water out of your body. Just like what’s discussed above, dehydration can leave your vertigo aggravated.
See to it that you consume alcohol in moderation — a glass per day if you’re a female and up to 2 glasses per day if you’re a man. But if it seems like even a small amount of alcohol is causing your vertigo to worsen, it’s a good idea for you to completely turn your back on any alcoholic beverage.
Do you have family members and friends who keep complaining about having vertigo? Then make sure that you share this article on your various social media sites before you go so that they, too, may be able to quit committing the above-mentioned habits that can worsen vertigo.