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Once dizziness begins to hit you, everything may seem to be out of control no matter where you are. Thankfully, there are some quick remedies for dizziness and fatigue that can control the effects and help you get back to normalcy.

Drink a Glass of Apple Cider Vinegar

Definitely not a concentrated glassful, but a diluted version of apple cider vinegar. One of the common reasons for loss of stability and dizziness is a substantial drop in sugar levels during the day. Foods take their own time in getting those levels up, but a glass of apple cider vinegar can stabilize those levels within a short period of time.

Consume Whole Grain Products

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Quick-digesting foods that contain refined flour or sugar give your body a quick dose of sugar, but they also bring it down just as quickly, which can result in dizziness. Therefore, it makes sense to gradually replace your diet with whole grain alternatives of the same. These take time to digest and help to keep your levels stable for an extended period of time. Furthermore, they are good for your digestive system too.

Drink Ginger tea

Research published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science finds ginger root can reduce the effects of vertigo better than manual repositioning, such as the Epley maneuver, alone.

Ginger root can be steeped in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Honey can help with the bitter taste. Drinking ginger tea twice a day may help dizziness, nausea, and other vertigo symptoms.

Drink Lemon Juice

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Whether your dizziness is due to energy levels or vertigo, a quick swig of lemon juice tends to do the trick almost always. People with a good balance of Vitamin C in their diet have reported lesser incidents of dizziness. Anything from berries, tomatoes to dark green vegetables should be a necessary addition to your diet, to help maintain your vitamin-intake and keep you healthy.

Get a massage

You can actually activate your body’s acupressure points to relax and self-treat. But getting a massage is more fun and one of our home remedies for dizziness. According to the Mayo Clinic, feelings of anxiety can trigger dizzy spells, so relaxing activities that promote a sense of calm can help short-circuit dizziness. A soothing massage with lavender essential oil may help you if you’re prone to feeling anxious according to The Healthy.

Stay hydrated

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Ever felt dizzy and lightheaded when you stand after sitting for awhile? That sensation is called orthostatic or postural hypotension—it is low blood pressure from suddenly changing positions and is often caused by dehydration. So make sure to stay fully hydrated, especially when you’re sick, you’ve been exercising or when it’s hot outside.

Avoid a Hot or Cold Bath

At first glance, this may seem counter-intuitive since most hot or cold-water baths tend to leave you relaxed. However, biological relaxation is the last thing you need when you’re dizzy since it would reduce the blood circulation further and worsen the dizziness. While such baths may have their benefits in other situations, when combating dizziness, stick to water that’s closer to room temperature, as Parenting reports.

When to see a doctor

Anyone who has reoccurrences of vertigo should see their doctor. For most people, vertigo is usually not harmful, but the underlying cause needs to be identified. A doctor can also prescribe medications and other treatments to lessen symptoms, especially if home remedies do not help.

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