All of us experience dizziness sometime during our life. For most of us are always busy (and some out of casualness), we let these symptoms just pass. But that’s where we go wrong. We must understand that if this dizziness is intermittent or chronic, then there must be some underlying cause for it. Many a times it’s a warning of impending health hazards. Chronic dizziness itself can lead to more stress and eventually sickness. It is a nagging problem which can alter your whole life. If left untreated, it can damage your eyesight and also affect your nervous system adversely. Finding out what is the actual cause of your chronic dizziness is the first step in dealing with this disease and treating it properly. Here are some symptoms of chronic dizziness.
Symptoms of Chronic Dizziness
The symptoms for chronic dizziness can appear together or individually depending on the severity of the disease. Some common symptoms are:
- Feeling Light-headed
- Vision starts to blur sometimes.
- You are unable to hear sometimes and feel a partial facial paralysis
- Feeling of Nausea
- Feeling short of breath.
- Mild chest pains with no cause as such
- Feeling of numbness
- Weakness in muscles, etc.
These symptoms can be caused due to any of the following conditions
Causes of Chronic Dizziness
The most common causes of chronic dizziness are given below:
- Stress: Stress and panic attacks rising from the stressed lifestyle can cause hyperventilation and this can also cause dizziness.
- Low Blood Pressure: Low blood pressure is one of the prime causes of chronic dizziness. For a healthy and normal functioning of our body, blood needs to reach all parts of our body regularly. Due to low blood pressure at times blood doesn’t reach the brain as fast as it should and this leads to dizziness.
- Dehydration and heat stroke: Our Body needs a fluid medium for proper propagation of hormones and blood but if we dehydrate the body falls short of this fluid medium. Heat strokes can also cause the body to loose minerals along with water and thus again impairing proper functioning of the body and this causes dizziness.
- Vertigo: This is the sensation which occurs when your body was moving with a pace and suddenly comes to halt. When the body that has been in motion for a long time comes to a stop, the brain has a hard time adjusting to this situation causing sudden dizziness at times. It is cited as the most common symptom of balance disorder.
- Weakness: If the overall health is not good or the body is weak due to lack of energy or rest, dizziness can set in.
- Inner Ear Infection: The ear plays an important part in maintaining your centre of gravity and thus your ability to balance. In case you have any kind of infections or even blockages in the ear cavity; there are chances you may experience dizziness.
- Heart diseases: Some heart diseases also give early warning in the form of dizziness.
Now that we know the causes let's look at some possible treatments.
Treatment of Chronic Dizziness
Chronic disease harshly affect you day to day life and negatively impact your productivity and work life. It’s also a burden to move around with. In case your dizziness is not pointing towards any major problems after diagnosis, we recommend following steps to control it.
- Distress yourself. Reducing stress is a sure shot way to better healthy life.
- Visit your doctor and get prescription drugs.
- Avoid drugs, alcohol and cigarettes or any other addictions.
- Sleep properly and provide your body with necessary rest and relaxation don’t overwork.
- Exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet.