Vertigo- is a sensation of dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness that results from an impaired sense of balance and equilibrium; it is usually due to an inner ear problem.
Dietary and Overall Recommendations:
- Limit your total sodium intake to less than 2,000 milligrams (2 grams) per day. Aim for eating foods that are less than 150 mg sodium per serving. Excess sodium can disrupt the inner ear's functioning power.
- Try to stay clear from alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and all fried foods.
- To subdue dizziness, sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor and stare at a fixed object for a few minutes.
- If you begin to experience dizziness soon after taking new medication, assume that the problem is drug related, speak to your Physician or Pharmacist.
- If vertigo is a problem that keeps coming, consult your health care provider. It may be a sign of an underlying concern that requires treatment.
- Air contains less oxygen at altitudes high above sea level. Lower oxygen levels can cause mild, temporary dizziness or lightheadedness - so increasing your water intake is key overall to help increase your oxygenation no matter what altitude you are at.
Health and happiness to you.
Deborah A. Klein, MS, RD