My friend was driving her car off to fetch the kids in school. The world suddenly spin, she was kind of dizzy but she was there sitting still in the car while everything was moving too fast… she was out of the blue for a while, good grace she stepped on the brake. She shouted for help in the middle of the street. She was just having a vertigo attack.
Vertigo is a type of dizziness that most aging people experience. Some women in their menopausal stage suffer vertigo caused by hormonal imbalance. Here are the symptoms of vertigo, if you are experiencing some of these then it is not a usual dizziness but vertigo.
1. Difficulty in standing or walking properly due to dizziness. Weak limbs.
2. Nausea that last for 1 minute.
3. Visions that everything is spinning or moving.
4. Feeling of falling or dropping.
5. Visions seems blurry and appears double.
6. Could not focus and could not hear properly
7. Feeling of light-headedness
8. Discomfort in the ear.
9. Discomfort while swallowing.
10. Having facial paralysis.
The best way to prevent vertigo attack is to have enough sleep. An ideal 8 hour of sleep during the night and 1 to 2 hour nap during daytime can minimize the symptoms of vertigo. It is also advisable to avoid stress. Stress can cause hormonal imbalance causing vertigo to attack.
Nicotine and caffeine can also trigger the symptoms. It is better to quit smoking and avoid drinking coffee if you are diagnosed having vertigo. Coffee can cause serious sleep problems just like nicotine which inhibits sleep. Caffeine is consider a drug that can increase heart-rate making you alert and nervous.
My friend once told me that vertigo attacks is getting worse whenever she had sex with her husband. Of course, I am not saying that you should avoid having sex too. But I need to jot it down that attacks may vary according to activity of the person having vertigo. And sex may be one of the activities that triggers the attack.
From my friend’s experience, the attack after she had sex brought her too much pain on her head giving her partial paralysis on her face. The numbness lasted around 10 minutes. She tried preventing random attacks by regular exercise and proper diet. She includes Buah Merah mix as part of her daily supplement. Now she can control the dizziness whenever vertigo tries to attack again,