Dizziness is a condition that affects people from all walks of life. It usually comes on suddenly and can make you feel as if the world around you is spinning or moving, which often leads to nausea and/or vomiting. People who experience dizziness usually describe feeling lightheaded, unsteady, or weak.
So why do we get dizzy? There are many different reasons, some serious and some not so serious. In this article, we will explore some of the most common causes of dizziness and what steps you can take to prevent it.
What Is Dizziness?
To understand why we get dizzy in the first place, let's start with a brief overview of what dizziness actually is. Dizziness refers to a feeling of disorientation or unsteadiness accompanied by light-headedness or vertigo. Vertigo means "spinning" in Latin and describes a sensation where you or your surroundings seem to be whirling around.
Dizziness can occur for various reasons like minor health issues such as allergies, dehydration; till something more severe like heart disease/multiple sclerosis/Sudden sensorineural hearing loss(SHL)/ other neurological disorders etc.. So how would someone know whether their dizziness could result cause them harm? One should always consult their doctor when they have recurring instances/ give pharmaceutical history/ any underlying medical condition which might worsen with time to seek preventive measures for further complications.
Common Causes Of Dizziness
Now that we have covered what dizziness is let’s dive into its potential causes:
The primary reason behind one getting thirsty 'n' dizzy at once has got to be dehydration! When our bodies don't receive enough liquid/water it results in an inadequacy in bodily function- meaning those certain systems may shut down/diminish performance (mood swings/irritability being just some of the symptoms).
Allergic reactions cause inflammation within various bodily systems. It is no surprise that such inflammation could result in dizziness as well. One common allergen (yes, there are more than one) would be histamines - our body releases it to fight off any invading allergens like dust/some foods and medications.
Low blood sugar and sudden drop/increase in blood pressure
Blood Sugar levels that dropping down below a certain threshold or sudden shifts lead to dizziness primarily since brain requires appropriate sugar amounting for proper functioning and excess sugar leads to temporary vision loss, tiredness and yes you guessed it right… DIZZINESS! Similarly abrupt fluctuations also affect our body's fluid balance resulting in adverse effects.
How Can We Prevent Dizziness?
Keeping your body hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids can help prevent dehydration which is often followed by lightheadedness/drowsiness! Avoid over-consumption of alcohol/tobacco consumption/smoking weed because they all result in humongous destruction and additionally have worse side-effects on this condition specifically . Keep yourself active with regular exercise/walks/balanced diet, meditations/stress-relieving activities (when did 'self care' go outta style?) Speaking about activity- taking breaks from sitting arrangements after prolonged hours for refreshment helps keeps things steady so much better!
In conclusion , while we'd identify most reasons behind getting dizzy but when proceeding towards solutions, remember each case variations as per its severity/might differ from one person to another & having too many assumptions beforehand will only harm instead take action upon recognised signs(more measures less unnecessary hovering about Google/Social media checking preliminary solutions? )
When compromised health becomes a deterrent roadblock impacting quality life chances (majority subconsciously do choose good health over mere comfort)- take care of your body ,it’s the only place you've got to live in! P.S. - keep yourself optimally hydrated and lead a healthy lifestyle for a healthier mind-body combo !Cheers to spinning heads but not feeling dizzy anymore.