Vertigo Exercises and Home Remedies
Vertigo or dizziness need to be evaluated to find out the underlying cause and then can be controlled by employing some home remedies and exercises for relief.
Vertigo is a symptomatic disorder due to problems of the inner ear or the brain. When the inner ear gets affected due to an injury, infection or any other cause, the person experiences vertigo or unsteadiness.
This is caused by the excess fluid build up in the inner ear that may cause hearing loss and blocked ear feeling along with vertigo. It usually affects one ear.
In this medical condition, calcium carbonate crystals called otoconia get displaced in the semicircular canals of the inner ear causing vertigo. Older people are more prone to this disease. It is also common after injuries.
This is caused by a viral infection on the inner ear which leads to vertigo.
Vertigo can cause imbalance and lightheadedness or a spinning sensation of the head. It can last for seconds to hours to days depending on the underlying cause. If you have vertigo, you may feel dizzy any time of the day; getting up from bed, walking, bending down etc. Vertigo by itself is not life-threatening but it can affect your daily life adversely. The person is at an increased risk of fall during a vertigo episode.
Vertigo or dizziness need to be evaluated to find out the cause to decide what treatment would be effective. Different diseases will be treated in different way.
Before trying any home remedy, it is advised that you consult our specialist doctors, who, after doing the diagnostic tests, can suggest suitable exercises and treatments for more effective and long-lasting solution to control your vertigo.
These are also called Vestibular Rehabilitation Exercises which help to improve balance by stimulating the central nervous system.
Vestibular Rehab therapies work by helping to stabilize vision on moving objects, improving balance function and making the person feel more stable during movement.
Vestibular exercises have to be done based on the underlying disease causing vertigo, and after taking into consideration patient factors including age, physical disabilities, other associated diseases etc. Customized vestibular rehabilitation therapy according to the requirement and disorder is best way to treat the patients.
Sit straight and throw the ball from one hand to another above your eye level for 10 times daily.
It is not advisable to do Epley manoeuvre, Semont Maneuver or Brandt-Daroff Exercise etc on your own without consulting a vertigo specialist.
Specialised therapists at NeuroEquilibrium™ will guide and supervise your exercise routines. This helps in keeping track of your improvement and having a constant guide by your side.
After knowing the various exercises for vertigo, let’s explore some home remedies that are effective in keeping vertigo spells in check.
Try to Maintain a Regular Lifestyle – eating and sleeping on time.
Reduce Screen Time – long hours on TV, computers, laptops, cell phones and other electronics can irritate the balance nerve.
NeuroEquilibrium™ houses finest of the doctors to treat vertigo patients. You will be advised on how to take care of yourselves when you get vertigo attacks at home or in your workplace. read more
You need not suffer in silence now. You need not accept vertigo as ‘something you have to live with’. There is a way to cure vertigo, dizziness and any other balancing issues you are facing. Live a stable and vibrant life.
A Vertigo Free Life!