Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff
  • Posture changes. To decrease dizziness when standing, try standing slowly, in stages. It may also help to flex your feet and grip your hands for a few seconds before standing up, to increase blood flow. After you stand up, try tensing your leg muscles while crossing one leg over the other a few times to increase blood pressure.

    It also may help to raise the head of your bed by about 12 inches (30 centimeters) and sit with your legs dangling over the side of the bed for a few minutes before getting out of bed.

  • Digestion. If you have gastrointestinal symptoms, try eating small, frequent meals. Increase the amount of fluid you drink, and choose foods that are low in fat and high in fiber, which typically improves digestion.
  • Diabetes management. Try to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible if you have diabetes. Not only will tight blood sugar control lessen symptoms, but also it may prevent or delay new problems from developing.
Jul. 12, 2012