Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you experience dizziness, consider these tips:

  • Be aware that dizziness may make you lose your balance, which can lead to falling and serious injury.
  • Avoid moving suddenly.
  • Stand up slowly.
  • Fall-proof your home by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs and exposed electrical cords. Use nonslip mats on your bath and shower floors.
  • Sit or lie down immediately when you feel dizzy.
  • Avoid driving a car or operating heavy machinery if you experience frequent dizziness.
  • Use good lighting on stairs and where you walk if you get out of bed at night.
  • Walk with a cane for stability, if necessary.
  • Avoid using caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Excessive use of these substances can worsen your signs and symptoms.
Sept. 06, 2012