Vertigo is a sensation that you, or objects around you, are spinning.
This condition is a form of dizziness that is caused by the malfunctioning of nerves inside the inner ear. Certain health conditions can cause Vertigo, or trigger an episode of Vertigo. Allergies, ear infections, inner ear disorders, brain damage, low blood pressure and whiplash are among the many possibilities.
Many people who experience Vertigo want help, but are afraid to take risky prescription medications. If this is your case, herbal remedies or homeopathic medicines may be a more comfortable route.
Did you know Chinese sailors have used ginger for centuries to ease or prevent symptoms of motion sickness? In accordance, this spice has been proven effective for the treatment of dizziness, nausea, and vertigo. It promotes blood viscosity and circulation therefore improving blood supply to the inner ear and brain. Ginger can be taken in a tablet form, as a tincture, or you can use the fresh root in your tea.
Cayenne pepper’s active ingredient helps to speed up the blood stream, and improves blood flow to the brain and inner ear as well. It has been used to improve circulation for a number of years. However, not all cayenne peppers are the same. Each of the many varieties has a different use and level of heat (or “scoville” units). These units are determined by the quantity of chemicals in the cayenne and it’s resins. The higher the level, the hotter the pepper – an the hotter the pepper, the stronger and more effective it will be to heal your vertigo, dizziness and other symptoms as well!
This supplement is among the most popular herbal supplements in the U.S. and in Europe. You may have heard that Ginkgo Biloba can help improve memory, but it also helps with a large group of neurological disorders, including the effects of Vertigo. You can find this herb in many different forms including: tablets, tinctures, capsules and my personal fave, in tea.
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WATER, WATER, WATER, drink more water! Dehydration can cause low blood pressure and make us feel dizzy – therefore increasing the effects of vertigo. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day, and if you consume coffee or alcohol, increase your water intake as caffeine and alcohol will dehydrate your body.
If you have a hard time consuming a lot of water, try the tips below:
1. Add lemons or limes to your water or mix seltzer water with a splash of your favorite fruit juice!
2.Wear a digital watch that beeps every hour.
Use that as a reminder to pour yourself a glass of water. Vow to drink that water before the next beep. If you drink only one small cup per hour, you’ll have consumed 48 ounces (1.4 liters) by the end of a workday.
3.Remember that herbal tea can count as part of your daily water intake
4. Keep water cold if it tastes better to you.
5. Eat water rich foods such as watermelon, which is 92% water!
If you are unsure if you or a loved one suffers from Vertigo, try taking the self test by clicking the “Vertigo Self-Test” link below – this will help you to zero in on your possible health concern:
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