Lifestyle & wellbeing to help with dizziness and loss of balance
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Medications, herbal remedies or even Hormone Replacement Therapy can cause dizziness as a side effect. Check labels.
Take warm, rather than hot, showers and baths
Hot showers and baths can cause dizziness by raising blood pressure. Warm water can help to relieve it.
Stress is one of the main causes of dizziness in menopause. Exercise may help you deal with this, particularly if hormonal imbalance is adding to the problem. It’s best to avoid sudden movements, such as jumping, or quickly getting up from a lying position, as these cause dizziness and imbalance.
Get outside and breathe
Spend time outside filling your lungs with fresh air to prevent dizzy spells. Our sedentary lifestyles mean many of us spend too long reading, watching TV and sitting in front of a computer screen, all activities that can trigger dizziness as there is insufficient oxygen circulating in the body.
Get your Z’s
Keep energy levels up throughout the day by making sure that you’re getting between 7-8 hours sleep each night. But if you’re prone to dizziness, remember not to get up too quickly from sitting, or lying down. If you're having trouble sleeping then check out our post 10 tips on how to get to sleep and stay asleep.
Manage the stress that can cause migraine type headaches and dizziness by practicing a little yoga, tai chi or mindfulness. Controlling your breathing can help calm you down and release tension. Check out our Hot Flush YouTube vlog Yoga with Annie – Relaxation & Breathing Exercises.