Dizziness, a sense of being dazed, disoriented, and unsteady, accompanied by a spinning sensation. It is an uncomfortable and distorted perception of the environment.
Recurrent episodes of dizziness are related to other disorders, particularly of the eye, ear or nervous system. Recurrent dizziness should be reported to a doctor.
Dizziness should be distinguished from vertigo, a disturbance in which an individual has a subjective impression of movement in space or of objects moving around him or her, normally accompanied by a loss of equilibrium.
For occasional dizziness, treatment includes eating a balanced diet, getting adequate rest, standing up slowly and avoiding hot places such as overheated rooms.
The primary cause of dizziness is disturbance to any balance control organ, especially the eyes, ears and brain.
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B Complex* Choline 600 mg tid Germanium* Glutamine 500 mg Vitamin C 5,000 mg
Note: All amounts are in addition to those supplements having a Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). Due to individual needs, one must always be aware of a possible undetermined effect when taking nutritional supplements. If any disturbances from the use of a particular supplement should occur, stop its use immediately and seek the care of a qualified health care professional.
However, ginkgo biloba may reduce the incidence of dizziness, if this is a frequent problem, by improving blood flow in the brain.
One specific fiber is glucomannan. It is worth emphasizing that fiber should be taken with plenty of fluids.
Dizziness can result from ingestion of large amounts of copper over a prolonged period of time. Copper toxicity will occur at doses greater than 250 milligrams per day.
Strenuous exercise in hot weather can cause an excessive loss of sodium from the body. Dizziness, fainting and muscle cramps could result. Treatment consists of adding small amounts of salt to drinking water in an effort to replenish the lost electrolytes.
Dizziness, in the apparent absence of an underlying condition, can be a symptom of food allergy. Other symptoms of food sensitivity are: asthma, dermatitis, diarrhea and vomiting. The Elimination Diet should be used to identify the offending substance or substances. The allergen can then be excluded from the diet.
Dizziness (vertigo) persistant
1.* Granatum 3C -15C 2.* Cocculus indicus 15C - 30C 3.* Tarantula hispanola 30C 4. Oleander
1.* Zingiber officinale 6X to 30C distorted equilibrium 2. Salicidum acidum 1M
Doses cited are to be administered on a 3X daily schedule, unless otherwise indicated. Dose usually continued for 2 weeks. Liquid preparations usually use 8-10 drops per dose. Solid preps are usually 3 pellets per dose. Children use 1/2 dose.
X = 1 to 10 dilution - weak (triturition)
C = 1 to 100 dilution - weak (potency)
M = 1 to 1 million dilution (very strong)
X or C underlined means it is most useful potency
Asterisk (*) = Primary remedy. Means most necessary remedy. There may be more than one remedy - if so, use all of them.
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Ferr. Phos. dizziness when rising from being stooped over, throbbing pain, flushed face; Kali Phos. nervous dispopsition, worse when rising or looking upward; Nat. Phos. dizziness due to acidosis; Nat. Sulf. vertigo due to bilious derangements;
4 tablets every hour.
St. John's wort
Vertigo (German Commission E)
Ginkgo biloba leaf extract
Note: The misdirected use of an herb can produce severely adverse effects, especially in combination with prescription drugs. This Herbal information is for educational purposes and is not intended as a replacement for medical advice.
Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.
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