Published: 10/07/2014 - Updated: 10/28/2018
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
A lot of people suffer from occasional or frequent dizziness, sometimes accompanied by other symptoms like tiredness, headache, vertigo, nausea, etc. A lot of times, especially when these dizzy spells are frequent, we try to find their cause and yet, a lot of times no cause appears.
However, dizziness is not a disease. It is a symptom caused by some internal question, and that undoubtedly has a cause.
Probable causes of dizzy spells
- Poor circulation caused by lack of elasticity in the blood vessels. This prevents the body from being well oxygenated and receiving enough oxygen. Cardiac or circulatory problems could cause dizziness and tiredness. Immediate changes in blood circulation cause a drop in blood pressure and end up causing a sense of dizziness.
- Poor nutrition, anemia, etc. This causes a lot of tiredness, depression, and dizziness.
- Sun stroke or shortness of breath, dehydration, very hot environments, etc.
- Bad digestions or allergies. Anxiety or stress could cause excessive bile, which also could cause dizziness and nausea.
- Hypoglycemia: low blood sugar levels cause dizziness and tiredness.
- Ear problems: which is responsible for controlling the body’s balance. Ear infections or problems with the ears are possible dizziness causes. Vertigo is another symptom caused by different changes in the inner ear (vestibular apparatus) which controls balance. In elderly people this could be due to ear canal aging. Vertigo of the central vestibular, which are not very common, could be caused by more severe conditions like stroke, vertibrobasila insufficiency (caused by arteriosclerosis), and even less commonly in tumors and different brain traumas.
- Excessive stress or a feeling of “losing control”, or that something is uncontrollable.
- Vision problems (although this generally only includes dizziness, and not tiredness)
Natural remedies for dizziness and fatigue
- In regards to ear infections or poor circulation, we recommend eating garlic in the mornings before breakfast or at night. One close of raw garlic with a glass of warm water. Garlic is the best natural antibiotic, as well as lemon and orange. You must also try to exercise in order to promote good circulation of nutrients and oxygen.
- You should avoid eating too much food or irritating foods in all cases, like white sugar, alcohol, tobacco, etc.
- Avoid stress. Trust in others more, and that all things will come to a good resolution. You could go to a yoga or Tai Chi class for this, which will help release repressed emotions and will give them creative flow.
- In regards to anemia, we recommend accentuating products like fresh vegetables juices in your diet, as well as foods rich in iron and minerals, like whole grain rice, vegetable milks, fatty foods, fish, etc. You must drink enough water, two liters a day, and avoid all junk foods, fried foods, packaged or refined foods (baked goods, sodas, etc.), which rob the body of minerals.
- If this is due to sun stroke or dehydration, you must use an I.V. and remove the person from the hot environment or direct sun rays.
- When the cause is psychological, and you have recurrent dizzy spells accompanied by tiredness, bioenergetic therapy is recommendable. The individual could be repressing strong emotions like fear, tension, etc. Excessive emotional control could cause dizziness and tiredness, even depression, which is why you must liberate these emotions.
Psychology of dizzy spells
Dizziness could be due simply to psychological or emotional causes, like feeling trapped, locked up in a certain situation, etc. Dizziness caused by seasickness or car or plane sickness, etc., is associated with the possible fear of death, or by not trusting or allowing something “external” to control our movements.
Learning to trust and to go with the flow is one way to help dissolve these types of dizzy spells. You could also use this reasoning with children, because a lot of times when children frequently get dizzy, it might be that they don’t like being driven or controlled, and feel trapped in emotional situations that they don’t know how to express or reconcile.
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Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 10/28/2018
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