When you were a kid spinning around and around in circles until you fell down was fun, but when you get older dizziness isn’t such a laugh anymore. Spinning, dizziness or vertigo, as it’s called, can mean anything from standing up too quickly to something more medically serious. Dizziness can be caused by a range of issues such as low blood pressure, ear infections, dehydration or even a long, hard day at work. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to treat with home remedies, usually involving items found in the kitchen cupboard. While we’re listing some tips and tricks for ridding your dizzy spell, if your issue is continuous or worrying, consult a medical professional to ensure it’s not something more serious. Listed below are 11 easy, home remedies you should try if you are experiencing the symptoms of dizziness.
If your dizziness is caused by dehydration, drinking water is your best bet. It may not have an immediate impact, but drinking a nice, cold glass of water and sitting down for a few minutes should help your symptoms. Whether the dehydration dizziness is caused by not drinking enough water throughout the day, exercising too hard without a water bottle, or working in the garden on a sunny summer day without a cool drink, it’s important to rehydrate your body as soon as possible. Dehydration can also cause nausea and severe thirst, so make sure it’s taken care of. Even if dehydration doesn’t end up being the root of the dizziness, contributing to your eight glasses of water a day can’t hurt. In order to effectively hydrate your body, you will need to sip on cool water rather than chugging. Drinking water too quickly can actually have an opposite result and can lead to further damage to the body.
While we’re on the topic of possible dehydration, lemon can help with symptoms of dehydration as well. Mixing a squeeze of lemon into your water can help you both rehydrate and gain back a little energy. Lemons, and most citrus fruit, are highly beneficial in the vitamins and minerals they provide to the body. Vitamins C, B6, A, E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, the list goes on as to the benefits of incorporating lemons into your diet, and adding it to water is a win-win in creating flavor as well as reaping the health benefits of this fruit. There’s a reason why upscale hotels and restaurants add lemon to their water, or use lemon-scented cleaning products – they are refreshing and good for you. Lemon can be added to any foods or drinks, virtually, and they tend to be cheap in grocery stores as well. If you are not looking to squeeze a lemon, you can cut it up and simply make an infusion with your water for the day.