Vertigo Blues: When The World Won’t Stop Spinning


Vertigo

A dear family member confided in me about a condition that comes and goes. He described his experience by saying, “If I get up or move my head a certain way, I get really dizzy. It feels like the whole world is spinning and it won’t stop.” The desire to vomit, extreme nausea,  and the inability to walk were a few of the other symptoms he described. With no cold or flu-like symptoms to bear, I knew it could only be one thing; vertigo.

The most common form of vertigo is caused by inflammation within the inner ear or a decreased blood flow to the base of the brain. This condition occurs when tiny calcium crystals within the inner ear are dislodged from their normal location. In some cases, people who suffer from this condition may experience bacterial or ear infections. In several cases, this condition has been linked with the onset of multiple sclerosis. Other causes are head trauma, impingement of blood vessels or nerves from neck injuries, migraines, or hardening of the arteries. Whatever the cause, the onset of the condition is typically sudden with few warning signs.

Here are a few options to consider to help manage the vertigo experience.

  • Exercises specifically designed to give relief like the Epley Manuever or Brandt Daroff.
  • Homeopathic remedies aligned with your specific vertigo experience.
  • Alkaline eating lifestyle.

I encourage you to share your successes and best practices. Let us know what’s worked for you.

Love and light.

 

 

Author: Sherrice Sledge-Thomas

Sherrice Sledge-Thomas is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Herb Culture University. She's known as the Suburban Herbalista because her place of residence along with her life experiences have shaped her unique brand of herbalism. Sherrice's herbal studies are rooted in experiences with her "rootworking" grandmother and a host of wise women in her community. To compliment her grassroots herbalist education, she earned a Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Women's Studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University with a focus on Organizational Leadership and Management. Over the years, she's obtained a variety of certifications in the learning, leadership development, and change management space to compliment her holistic health work. This is the reason many of her certification programs and workshops incorporate elements of strategic planning and execution. Sherrice is the mother of three handsome young men. She enjoys meditation, yoga, and free-spirited dancing.

4 thoughts

  1. Without awaiting other symptoms to seem, raised hypertension calls for dieting check and lifestyle change.
    Headaches can perform greater than destroy your mood – they can obstruct your life.
    Suffering from muscle-tension headache is often a serious matter.

    1. Thanks for the response. Many people who suffer from this go to their medical provider and often don’t have the language to explain how they are feeling and what they are experiencing. My post is not to replace a sound medical or holistic diagnosis. It’s to start a conversation about what many people are experiencing that often goes overlooked or misdiagnosed because they don’t have the language to discuss it.

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