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FOOD AND ITS EFFECT ON VERTIGO

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Vertigo

FOOD AND ITS EFFECT ON VERTIGO

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Older people are at risk of nutritional disorders and malnutrition. Eating habits have been proven to be a risk factor for various metabolic and circulatory disorders, including dizziness.1

For example, harmful effects on the inner ear can be caused by high cholesterol status which makes it extremely essential to reduce the intake of fats and carbohydrates and increase the fiber intake. 1

During the vertigo attack, some herbal home remedies can also help. Mostly by increasing the blood flow to the brain:

For instance, Ginkgo biloba, a Chinese herb known for resolving the symptoms of vertigo; Ginger root and almonds (rich in vitamins) can also help with vertigo symptoms. Preparing a two parts honey and one part apple cider vinegar can also stimulate blood flow. Inhalation of essential oils (e.g. peppermint, lavender, ginger and lemon), can also manage symptoms like nausea, headaches, and dizziness. 2

 

Selection of the correct type of food is what makes the difference between health and disease. 3

References:

1.       Schutz, AR. Is There a Possible Association between Dietary Habits and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in the Elderly? The Importance of Diet and Counseling. Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2015; 19: 293–297. Available at  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4593901/pdf/10-1055-s-0035-1551551.pdf Last accessed: 28/6/2019

2.       Barhum, L. What are the home remedies for vertigo? MedicalNewsToday. 2018 Available at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320492.php Last accessed:24/6/2019

1.       Dizziness: Lightheadedness and Vertigo. Michigan Medicine. 2018Available at https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/dizzi Last accessed:24/6/2019