A dear family member confided in me about a condition that comes and goes. He described his experience by saying, “If I get up or move my head a certain way, I get really dizzy. It feels like the whole world is spinning and it won’t stop.” The desire to vomit, extreme nausea, and the inability to walk were a few of the other symptoms he described. With no cold or flu-like symptoms to bear, I knew it could only be one thing; vertigo.
The most common form of vertigo is caused by inflammation within the inner ear or a decreased blood flow to the base of the brain. This condition occurs when tiny calcium crystals within the inner ear are dislodged from their normal location. In some cases, people who suffer from this condition may experience bacterial or ear infections. In several cases, this condition has been linked with the onset of multiple sclerosis. Other causes are head trauma, impingement of blood vessels or nerves from neck injuries, migraines, or hardening of the arteries. Whatever the cause, the onset of the condition is typically sudden with few warning signs.
Here are a few options to consider to help manage the vertigo experience.
- Exercises specifically designed to give relief like the Epley Manuever or Brandt Daroff.
- Homeopathic remedies aligned with your specific vertigo experience.
- Alkaline eating lifestyle.
I encourage you to share your successes and best practices. Let us know what’s worked for you.
Love and light.