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Giddiness Healing Diet

Submitted by Loring A. Windblad on October 15, 2010

Giddiness or dizziness is a broad term that may cover everything from feeling exhausted, light headed, faint, or losing consciousness. If you feel that your head is spinning or that objects around you are moving, it may be a form of vertigo. Since the term itself is so broad, its origins could lie in any number of causes. Although not life threatening, it is advisable to consult your doctor if you suffer from frequent spells of giddiness. If your dizziness spells are accompanied by high fever, constant fatigue, blurred vision, speech or hearing impairment and chest pain, you must seek immediate giddiness care.

A giddiness diet may be helpful in avoiding dizzy spells as it helps to ensure that you meet your daily nutritional requirements.

Vertigo is one of the most common causes of giddiness or dizziness. Changing your head position while sleeping, getting up or sitting down, and sudden movement may bring on spells of dizziness, nausea, and imbalance.

The feeling is usually associated with a nerve problem in the inner ear that controls our sense of balance. An infection or inflammation in the inner ear may have similar symptoms.Sometimes a sudden drop in your blood pressure or cardiovascular disorders may also cause a feeling of faintness. Side effects of medications, inner ear disorders, or certain neurological conditions may also cause dizzy spells or loss of balance.

Anxiety or stress may also cause heart palpitations, which can make you feel light headed or dizzy.

Giddiness diet. If you have not ascertained the cause of giddiness, it is best to consult a doctor and acquire proper diagnosis before treating it with a generic giddiness diet. If your doctor declares that it is not a medical condition, you may formulate a dizziness diet plan with the help of your doctor and dietician. This is especially important if the symptoms are a result of poor diet, which has led to fatigue.

A well-balanced diet comprising of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean meat and poultry, low fat diary products, and plenty of fluids is essential for your health.

You may also consider foods that are high in dietary fiber like whole grains, leafy vegetables, and fruits. Citrus fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C that is essential for the absorption of many of the nutrients. Calcium rich dairy products are good for strong bones and teeth. Lean meats, chicken, turkey, and egg whites provide essential proteins and amino acids. Starchy foods like brown bread, brown rice, wheat pasta, and potatoes provide complex carbohydrates, which our body converts into energy.  If you are complaining from anxiety-related giddiness, these foods should be a priority in your anxiety diet. However, do not allow stress or anxiety problems make you overeat.

What should you avoid on a giddiness diet? Caffeinated beverages, alcoholic drinks, and smoking may cause a blockage in your blood vessels interrupting the blood flow to the heart. Avoid these as they may worsen your condition. While a giddiness diet may help address some of your symptoms, take precautions to avoid driving or working with heavy machinery when you suffer from dizzy spells. Avoid sudden movements that can trigger giddiness and get involved in physical activity like yoga that promotes flexibility and balance.

Giddiness is the feeling of being light headed, which is attributed to the disturbing signals from the inner ear, body, and eyes. It is a feeling of weightlessness due to disequilibrium. The commonly known causes of giddiness are:

  • Considerable mental work
  • Worry or anxiety
  • Unhappiness or depression
  • Increased alcohol intake
  • Waking up late during night
  • Late night studies
  • Indigestion
  • Increased or decreased blood circulation in the brain
  • Menopause
  • Illnesses such as gout, malaria, stomach infections, and fevers.

The symptoms of giddiness include vomiting, nausea, and involuntary eye movements, which are common symptoms of vertigo. The persistence of these symptoms ranges from weeks to months. The patient feels a swinging movement of the body and vision becomes dark. The patient may also fall down suddenly. Often, patients complain about restlessness, as their ears become numb and the body feels weak.

Given below are some diet remedies for treating and preventing giddiness:

  • You should soak a cup of drumstick leaves into water, add a teaspoon of lemon juice, and have it twice a day for a week. This is a very good remedy to get rid of giddiness.
  • You should have Amaltas 6 g with a decoction of Harad Haritaki at night, before you sleep.
  • You should have raw beet roots in salads or alternatively you can opt for beetroot juice. It is very efficient to control giddiness caused due to low BP.
  • A mixture of 10 gm of dry ginger, 20 gm of clarified butter, and 25 gm of unrefined sugar is an effective cure for giddiness. Consume this twice a day.
  • Four to five dry raisins can be mixed in milk and consumed at bedtime; this is another effective remedy for overcoming giddiness.
  • Sandal has a cooling and calming effect; hence, the application of sandal paste on the scalp and forehead will stop giddiness. A paste of turmeric can also be applied to the forehead to stop giddiness.
  • Drinking lemon juice mixed with hot water is extremely effective if the cause of the problem is gastric in nature.
  • Consume a lot of salads in your diet. Other options are bread and baked potatoes, cheese or ground nuts, cooked Brussels sprouts, apple pie, cream with brown bread and butter, raw fruit meals, nuts, apples, grapes, figs, and dates. Also, increase your intake of fibrous vegetables to help alleviate giddiness.
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