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If I feel dizzy, what can I do to keep myself safe?

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If you’ve had a series of dizzy spells, there are things you can do to make yourself safer. Here are some of them:

  • Remove tripping hazards in your home, such as rugs on the floor, so that you’re less likely to fall.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco, which can make symptoms worse.
  • Drink enough fluids and get plenty of sleep.
  • Be aware of things that trigger your dizziness, such as lights, noise, and fast movement, and try to be around them less or move more slowly.

From: I'm Dizzy. What Should I Do? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 24, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 12/24/2018

SOURCES:

National Health Service (U.K.): “Health A-Z – Dizziness.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Dizziness.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Dizziness.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “The Human Balance System.”

National Stroke Association: “Transient Ischemic Attack.”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Dizziness and Vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “Causes of Dizziness.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 24, 2018

SOURCES:

National Health Service (U.K.): “Health A-Z – Dizziness.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Dizziness.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Dizziness.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “The Human Balance System.”

National Stroke Association: “Transient Ischemic Attack.”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Dizziness and Vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “Causes of Dizziness.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 24, 2018

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