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Giddiness treatment

I am in 43 yrs female, having hypothyroid, and recently having a giddiness problem whilst walking. Can walk for too long. I am having cyst in my both my breasts. is there any treatment for the giddiness.
(December 20, 2010)

Morning Giddiness

Unlike most animals, human beings are capable of walking upright and standing up on two legs. A sense of balance is very important for this ability to be used. In humans, the inner ear is associated with balance. The canals of the inner ear have a fluid flowing around them. This fluid is used by the body to orient itself.

The orientation of the body is what leads to the ability to maintain balance. The body also uses the inertia of these fluids to help itself maintain balance when the body is in conditions where it would normally be difficult to maintain balance.
Giddiness or dizziness is a condition where the individual feels out of balance, even if he or she is standing still or sitting down. This is a condition that may be temporary or may be caused by some health problem. Temporary giddiness is associated with activities that cause the fluid in the ears to be moving even after the activity has stopped. Rotating in circles is a common way of experiencing giddiness. Most people will struggle to maintain balance for a few moments after they stop rotating.

Individuals who experience giddiness will be extremely disoriented. Depending on the intensity, giddiness may cause an individual to fall down or be unable to stand up from a seated position. Giddiness can be extreme enough to cause vomiting and digestive distress. It is for this reason that people are encouraged not to ride roller coasters after they have consumed a meal. Similar activities that cause rapid changes in direction and the sensation of weight are also avoidable after eating. Some individuals may experience severe giddiness which makes it difficult for them to even move around their own house after eating without vomiting. This is a situation that immediately warrants medical attention.

Giddiness may also be a symptom of a medical condition. Patients who suffer from chronic giddiness or giddiness in the morning may be suffering from some problem related to their brain. The brain has to process the information received from the body. If there is a tumor or some abnormality in the brain, it may cause unexplained giddiness. Patients who suffer from blockages in their nasal passages may also be susceptible to giddiness. This is one of the causes of giddiness in the morning.

Giddiness is also related to blood pressure and blood circulation. As explained above, the inner ear helps with the maintenance of balance. However, a lack of blood flow to the brain or a lack of nutrition in the body will cause similar symptoms of giddiness. If the individual is experiencing hypoglycemia, he or she will experience giddiness and an inability to think properly. Chronically low blood pressure is another cause that is responsible for morning giddiness. The reason behind this is that low blood pressure results in an inadequate transport of oxygen and nutrition to the body. This causes the body to have low energy levels. While the individual may have normal blood sugar levels, this sugar passes through the body at a slower than normal speed. Therefore, individuals will experience symptoms similar to low blood sugar levels such as fatigue, giddiness and cognitive incompetence. Morning giddiness is often associated with low blood pressure. It is normal for the blood pressure to be low during the night when an individual is sleeping. When an individual has normal blood pressure, this goes to a lower level. However, someone with chronically low blood pressure will have a marked reduction in blood pressure levels in the morning. This explains why the patient will suffer from morning giddiness.

Low electrolyte levels are also associated with morning giddiness. This is also related to the same problem of low energy levels which can cause a number of different problems.

Individuals who experience giddiness should make a note of their symptoms. Often, the symptoms are associated with a temporary problem in the body. The individual may therefore do nothing to deal with the problem apart from improving his or her diet. If the condition resolves itself within a couple of days, then it can be ignored. However, giddiness that lasts for more than three days is a sign of some underlying problem. This should prompt the individual to visit a doctor immediately. As explained above, giddiness can be associated with minor imbalances in the body or major health problems that affect the brain or the blood circulation system. It is therefore recommended to have a medical opinion taken for the problem. In all likelihood, giddiness without any other symptoms will be related to some small problem or deficiency which is easily corrected. It is prudent, however, to not take a chance with such conditions.

Patients suffering from morning giddiness may try a few tips at home to cure the problem. If the individual feels tired, he or she can consume some electrolyte drink and see if this makes a difference to the health condition. Electrolyte drinks help to boost flagging levels of important minerals in the body that help with the process of energy production and energy use. Individuals suffering from this problem should also try and maintain good levels of water consumption. Furthermore, if one notices some deficiency in the diet, this should be corrected as soon as possible. In many cases, the onset of giddiness or other symptoms is used by the individual to modify his or her lifestyle. This is the best way of dealing with a problem like giddiness or dizziness.

Giddiness may also be associated with vertigo. This is a condition that causes chronic dizziness. In many cases, vertigo causes giddiness that is temporary or situational. Some individuals may be afraid of standing near railings or at the edge of a cliff because of this problem. Others suffer from headaches and anxiety when they are unable to balance themselves. Vertigo itself is a complicated condition that requires medical attention. There are many diseases and conditions that can cause vertigo and these must be diagnosed before it is possible to treat the individual.

Submitted by A M on December 20, 2010 at 11:32


Dizziness and giddiness are symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Giddiness can be loosely defined as a feeling of light-headedness. Giddiness followed by spells of weakness or fatigue may point to a drop in blood pressure or an inadequate supply of blood to the heart muscle. An abnormal heart rhythm due to congenital reasons or age-related diseases may also cause giddiness. You may experience giddiness due to sudden movement: if you are lying or sitting and get to your feet in a quick motion.

If you feel a sense of giddiness accompanied by a spinning sensation, you may be suffering from vertigo. Giddiness is one of the symptoms of vertigo where the individual might feel that his surroundings are moving or spinning. Giddiness in the morning, immediately after waking up, maybe caused due to BPVV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Any change in the position of the head can bring about brief spells of positional vertigo. These can worsen with movement. You may also experience nausea and loss of balance due to vertigo. Giddiness in the morning may also be one of the symptoms of pregnancy where the dilated blood vessels need to be filled with adequate blood volume. More commonly referred to as morning sickness, this phase usually fades by the end of third or fourth month of pregnancy.

The inner ear or vestibular system and sensory nerves allow the brain to grasp gravity and sense of movement and positions. An inflammation in the inner ear called vestibular neuritis may cause giddiness. Left untreated, it could also lead to temporary hearing loss. Usually, the inflammation clears up by itself. Prolonged infection and other symptoms like fever, severe headaches, blurred vision, and so on may need immediate medical attention.

People suffering from migraine attacks may also experience dizziness and giddiness. Meniere’s disease, an infection in the eustachian tube due to fluid build up may also cause spells of giddiness. Some blood pressure medications or side effects of some medications may also cause giddiness. Stress and anxiety could also lead to elevated heart rhythms or palpitations causing giddiness.

While dizziness and giddiness may not be fatal, it is best to consult your doctor if you suffer from persistent spells. Some other symptoms to look out for include constant fatigue, blanking or blacking out, and if you lose balance or fall unconscious. Remember that driving a car while suffering from inexplicable spells of giddiness and dizziness is dangerous. You may suffer from an accident or fall and injure yourself. Giddiness brought on by fatal conditions such as stroke, hemorrhage, or multiple sclerosis may worsen without treatment.

Giddiness treatment. Normal spells of giddiness may not require any treatment and may phase off on their own. However, your doctor must diagnose any recurrent symptoms and find their underlying cause. Physiotherapy and oral medications can help with giddiness treatments for vertigo, migraine, ear infections, and so on. In the case of giddiness caused by Meniere’s disease, your doctor might recommend anti diuretic pills and a low salt diet to limit fluid retention. A psychotherapist may address anxiety and stress-related giddiness. In addition to this, you may want to learn a few relaxation techniques, which can also help, limit the giddiness spells. Alcoholic beverages, caffeine, and nicotine could worsen the symptoms and bring on increased spells of giddiness and dizziness. Avoid these until concrete diagnosis of your symptoms.

Precautionary measures while suffering from giddiness include:

• Avoiding crowded or claustrophobic spaces that may increase the incidence of giddiness.
• If you are suffering from fainting spells, it is best to avoid driving your car until complete diagnosis. Do not lift heavy objects or work with heavy machinery if you experience giddiness. You may risk an accident involving others or yourself.
• Disequilibrium or loss of balance may occur along with giddiness. If so, find yourself a place to sit and recover. Fall proof your house by tacking down carpets and rugs, use slip proof shower mats and have a walking cane handy for support and balance.

Submitted by C N on October 14, 2010 at 04:24


Diet for Giddiness

Do you mean that you can't walk? Light headedness, weakness, pale skin, increased cold incidence, puffy face, constipation, vertigo, depression, weight gain and heavy periods are the typical symptoms of hypothyroidism. Avoid giving a surprise turn or a sudden sitting posture. Certain drugs also contribute to vertigo. Talk about this condition to your endocrinologist. Alternate therapies, such as yoga is helpful. Cardamom powder, with the husk is mixed with the husk and consumed with jaggery.

Cysts in the breasts are sacs that are filled with fluid and are benign. They are seen to occur in the breasts, especially after 35 years. It is also seen in women undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Generally, the fluid is removed by your physician. Recurrence requires immediate attention. A proper sleep with a stress free life is helpful. Avoid usage of alcohol and tobacco. Foods that increase flatulence are avoided. A teaspoon each of coriander seeds and gooseberry powder are soaked overnight. Strain and drink the same with half a teaspoon of sugar. A paste made of 8 almonds, 8 water melon seeds, 2 tablespoon of wheat grain and 1 teaspoon of poppy seeds is useful It is mixed in milk and drunk.

Submitted by E L on April 1, 2008 at 07:18


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