Some people experience symptoms of vertigo such as dizziness, lightheadedness and nausea after eating. This can be caused by a number of disorders as well as poor diet. Sometimes our digestive tracts have a hard time digesting specific types of food which in turn causes us to have upset stomach, nausea and dizziness. Other possible causes of dizziness could be induced by; undercooked food, possible allergies to food, or eating food too quickly.
According to a recent article on buzzle.com below is a list of possible causes for dizziness after eating:
Diseases of Labyrinth: Labyrinth is a part of auditory system which provides a sense of balance. Any disorder in the labyrinth may disturb its balance maintaining function, which in turn may lead to a feeling of dizziness and fatigue after eating. Such disorders can be labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease and benign positional vertigo.
Osteoarthritis: Older people may develop hardening of the arteries (arthritis) or joints in the neck (osteoarthritis). Such disorders cause pressure on the nerves and blood vessels. This makes the patient feel dizzy and nauseous after eating.
Gastritis: The condition in which the lining of the stomach gets inflammated is called gastritis. Dizziness and feeling tired after eating is a common symptom. Dietary irregularity, eating improperly cooked food, overeating, excessive intake of oily foodstuffs, alcoholism and strong tea or coffee can lead to gastritis.
Emotional Disorders: Stress, worry, grief and prolonged tension or clinical depression in general can eventually lead to dizziness after eating. The condition gets even worse if you have been suffering from any kind of eating disorder such as anorexia.
Heart Disease: A diseased heart may not be able to send sufficient amount of blood to your stomach and intestine. A large or greasy meal may be left unprocessed, which in turn gives you a feeling of dizziness and nausea after eating.
Medicines: Certain medicines such as diuretics, antihistamines, muscle relaxants and medicines for blood pressure control etc. when taken along with meals, can give you dizziness after eating.
Disorders of the Thyroid Gland: Certain thyroid disorders may result in a feeling of dizziness after eating. The most common among them are inflammation of thyroid (thyroiditis) and under activity of thyroid (hypothyroidism). Such disorders may cause you to feel dizzy as well as fatigue after eating.
Renal Disorders: Kidney diseases can lead to dizziness after eating as well. The condition gets worse if you eat processed and salty foods quite often.