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What are Dizzy Spells?

Dizzy spells, as their name mightsuggest are fits of dizziness which affect a person often. These arequite common problems among many people in the world, being troubleddaily by these mysterious spells interfering with their properfunctioning. However, dizziness is an individual experience.Therefore, some people experience dizziness through feelinglightheaded while others witness all the world around them spinningeven though they remain in a single position. Thus, dizzy spells canhave more causes than one and they are often a problem necessary tobe looked further into.

Reasons behind Dizzy Spells

Dizzy spells are usually connected toblood and the brain. However, they might be triggered by many othercauses and malfunctions in our body. Many people experience dizzyspells right after eating. This is due to the fact that ourorganism's blood sugar levels get increased rapidly. This triggersexcessive insulin production which, again, reduces the sugar levelsin our blood. These rapid variations may all cause dizzy spells toaffect us. However, having low blood sugar levels can cause dizzinessas well.

Apart from sugar in our blood, lack ofoxygen in our lungs and our brain can lead to dizzy spells too.Therefore, collapsed lungs or lungs full of fluids, obstructions inthe airways or lung cancer may all be possible causes of dizziness,since they all trigger this lack of oxygen in our brain. Carbonmonoxide poisoning leads to this fit as well, since once we getoverexposed to this gas, it binds with our hemoglobin, making itunable to bind with oxygen and carry it throughout our organismthrough blood. The same imbalance is triggered by hyperventilation.

Lack of blood in our brain, due to lowblood pressure can also lead to dizzy spells. Then, medications areneeded in order to restore this blood pressure balance, removing thisphenomenon which usually strikes upon standing up or changing one'sposition quickly.

In general, loss of blood can lead todizziness, regardless if it is caused by an injury or by a menstrualperiod.

Finally, inner ear injuries andinfections are possible causes of dizzy spells due to the fact thatthis is our center of balance. Additionally, allergies, anxiety andstress, common cold, dehydration, intoxication and many other factorsmay lead to the onset of dizzy spells.

In order to prevent dizzy spells, youshould get out of bed slowly and gradually, avoid drinking too muchcoffee, alcohol, tea or indulge in to cigarette smoking heavily.Furthermore, as soon as you notice dizziness striking you, you shouldsit and relax, breathing deeply, allowing both blood and oxygen toreach your body. However, if all these methods fail, you are to seekmedical assistance as soon as possible.

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