I am suffering from VERTIGO and I am currently undergoing treatment for the same since 4 years. If I start Homeopathic Treatment, do I need to discontinue them?
HOMEOPATHIC medicines start acting on the body immediately on starting the treatment. But since you have been taking conventional medicines for a long time now, it is not advisable to stop them right away. On stopping the conventional medicines, it is possible that the disease returns with a higher intensity. Along with parallel HOMEOPATHIC treatment, you can gradually taper off your doses of the medicine under the guidance of your expert HOMEOPATHIC physician. Eventually, you can discontinue your conventional medicines.
I have VERTIGO and I get attacks of dizziness anytime and anywhere. It becomes difficult for me to manage myself that time. What should I do at that time?
When you feel that you will get an attack of dizziness, immediately take hold of the nearest support available, for example a pillar or any stationary object. Get into a position which is most stable and comfortable and keep yourself as still as possible. If moving becomes necessary, do it very slowly and carefully. Close your eyes or keep them fixed on objects in front of you.
Eventually, once there is improvement, start moving gradually. It is also very important, that you should not panic and become anxious.
Moving very quickly or rapidly can become harmful. You should not turn your head suddenly.
If you are having this frequently, and if you are not getting any relief from your regular treatment, you must reconsider your treatment options and opt for one that gives you a long lasting relief.
I have been diagnosed with VERTIGO. Are there are any precautionary measures that I need to take?
You should take maximum care of yourself that you can if you have VERTIGO. You should save yourself from head injury by wearing a helmet while riding a bike, motorcycle, etc. Avoid salt, caffeine, tobacco and alcohol. Ensure that you reduce the amount of emotional stress in your life.
Is VERTIGO preventable?
Since, Vertigo occurs suddenly and anyone can be affected, it cannot be avoided or completely prevented. For the prevention of peripheral vertigo, reduction of salt intake can be helpful.
Central vertigo can be prevented by controlling the risks of stroke. Make sure that you take measures to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood glucose levels. Weight management should also be done as a preventive measure.
Is there any particular diet that I need to follow?
A low-salt diet helps a lot to relieve the symptoms of VERTIGO as it may reduce the fluid accumulation in the inner ear.
You can have fresh fruits, salads and vegetables, low-fat milk, yoghurt etc, vitamin B rich diet that includes whole wheat, oats, lentils etc., Potassium rich food like spinach, lettuce, tomatoes etc, lean meat; poultry; fish, etc
Foods with high salt content should be avoided like: Processed cheese, canned, salted or smoked meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, pickles, salted crackers, wafers, chips etc. Baked food with salt and anything with baking soda in it should also be avoided strictly. Ketchups, sauces, soy sauce, MSG-Monosodium Glutamate (ajinomoto) used in Chinese cooking, etc also have very high salt in them and should not be consumed. High calorie food like fatty foods, sweets and desserts, refined food like refined flour etc. should also be avoided.
What happens if I stop the HOMEOPATHIC treatment?
To get the best results and to make sure the disease does not relapse, HOMEOPATHIC treatment should be undertaken for its required course advised by your doctor.
However, under any circumstances where homeopathic treatment may have to be discontinued, do not worry of any unwanted side effects and the disease will not intensify.
How will HOMEOPATHY help me with VERTIGO?
HOMEOPATHY works on the individual in the most natural way. By acting upon all the aspects, which is mind, body and spirit it restores the life force of the body.
Perfectly chosen HOMEOPATHIC medicines act upon the inner ear and restore its normal hearing and balance functions, thereby treating the symptoms of peripheral vertigo and also preventing the relapse.
Homeopathic medicines also work wonderfully on the central nervous system, thereby treating the symptoms of central vertigo. It not only treats your symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, nausea, ringing in ears, blurred vision etc., it will also help in treating your anxiety or depression resulting from the disease. Homeopathy treats holistically in a very subtle, safe way and removes the disease right from its roots.
Isn't there an easier and safer way to deal with VERTIGO?
Yes, definitely. There is a much better way to deal with VERTIGO than the conventional medicines and surgery. HOMEOPATHY is a system of medicine which treats the disease in the gentlest way and it makes sure that the immunity of the patient is strengthened in a way that the disease cannot recur again. HOMEOPATHIC medicines like Belladonna, Cocculus, Colchicum, Gelsemium, Theridion etc. are very effective in VERTIGO.
Will I have to take medicines for the rest of my life?
Because there is only symptomatic treatment available for VERTIGO in conventional medicines, they have to be taken persistently or every time you get an attack of vertigo. But if your disease is treated in the most natural way with Homeopathic medicines, you may not require taking medicines for the rest of your life. Homeopathic treatment ensures a long lasting relief to the patients of vertigo.
Is there nothing apart from medicines and surgery to deal with Vertigo?
There are rehabilitation therapies and physical maneuvers available to deal with vertigo.
Vestibular rehabilitation therapies are exercise-based programs done to correct the inner ear deficits. Particle positioning maneuvers are done to reposition the head so that the lodged particles of calcium crystals go back to their normal positions.
These therapies however, cannot treat vertigo spontaneously. These therapies can be used as an adjunct to the main line of treatment.
Homeopathy is very easy to administer and absolutely safe and does not produce any unwanted side-effects.
Is there any surgery for Vertigo?
Yes, there are surgeries available for vertigo. These surgeries are of two types corrective and destructive and are used according to the need.
The efficacy of corrective surgeries are only short-termed and studies have proven that the disease return after five years (approximately). With Destructive surgeries, the hearing function has to be compromised. Also, surgeries have their complication of their own. So, it is always wise to think twice before going under the knife.