Have you ever felt light-headed, and everything around you seemed to be spinning? That is the most common symptom of dizziness. Usually, slight dizziness isn’t anything to worry about. However, you may need to consult with a physiotherapist if the condition persists. So, what exactly is dizziness?

This condition is associated with your sensory organs, such as the ears and eyes. If there's something wrong with your sensory organs, you are most likely to feel lightheaded or off-balance. In short, you feel dizzy.

What are the Causes of Dizziness? 

Several parts of your body work in synch to keep you in balance. Dizziness occurs when something’s off with any of these parts. Let’s check out some possible causes: 

  1. Dehydration 

You are most likely to feel dizzy if you don’t drink enough water. Dehydration causes your blood pressure to drop. Your brain doesn’t get sufficient oxygen. You may feel abnormally thirsty or tired. 

Drink plenty of water every day to prevent this condition. Diluted fruit juice also helps. 

  1. Vertigo 

Vertigo is a unique type of dizziness that makes you feel everything is spinning around you. It occurs if there’s an issue with your inner ear. The inner ear system consists of canals filled with fluids which let the brain know how your head is moving. 

The vestibular rehabilitation technique can help you recover from this condition. Consult with an experienced physiotherapist to learn more about this treatment. 

  1. Circulation problems 

Your brain needs a consistent supply of blood enriched with oxygen. You end up being dizzy when this doesn’t happen. Proper blood flow is crucial to prevent dizziness. Here are some causes of low blood flow to the brain: 

You should visit a medical professional as soon as you feel dizzy or faint-ish

Other causes: 

What are the Symptoms of Dizziness? 

You may feel the following sensations if you are dizzy: 

Role of Physiotherapy for Dizziness Treatment 

As mentioned earlier, dizziness occurs when there’s something wrong with your sensory organs, especially the ears and eyes. Physiotherapy heals the vestibular parts of your body, consisting of the sensory organs. The treatment eventually stabilizes the nerve connection in your brain that caused the dizziness. You region your balance and alignment once the vestibular system is healed. 

The vestibular rehabilitation technique consists of three main exercises. These heal the sensory muscles and nerves. 

The physiotherapist assesses the condition carefully to detect the exact cause of the condition. They then prescribe you exercises that will help you recover. 

The thing is, doing the wrong exercises can aggravate the condition. Thus, you should consult with our experienced physiotherapists first.

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