Treatments for Dizziness

Staying safe if you feel dizzy

Take safety measures if you feel dizzy - donít risk the chance of injury from falling.

  • Lie flat to allow blood to circulate to your brain.
  • Make a habit of rising slowly from a lying or sitting position.
  • Sit a minute or two before getting up to walk.
  • If youíre driving, pull over to the side of the road where you will be safe.
  • Donít operate machinery while dizzy.

Source: New Zealand Health1

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How you can treat dizziness yourself

Dizziness usually goes away on its own. But there are things you can do to take care of yourself while you're feeling dizzy.

Do

  • lie down until dizziness passes, then get up slowly
  • move slowly and carefully
  • get plenty of rest
  • drink plenty of fluids, especially water
  • avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs

Don't

  • bend down suddenly
  • get up suddenly after sitting or lying down
  • do anything that could be dangerous while you're dizzy, like driving, climbing a ladder or using heavy machinery
  • lie totally flat if you feel like things are spinning - use pillows to prop up your head

Source: NHS Choices UK2

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References

  1. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ dizziness
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ dizziness/ 

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Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.