What causes dizziness during pregnancy?
Deterioration of the pressure in the blood is one of the most common causes of dizziness among pregnant women. When this happens, it is sometimes difficult for the heart to keep up with these changes, eventually leading to dizziness. However, should the dizziness be so intense as to cause loss of consciousness, a physician should be contacted immediately because this is not pregnancy-related.
Just as the blood pressure levels vary, so do the levels of sugar in the blood. The only way to try to prevent this is by making sure to maintain a proper nutritious diet and lead a healthy lifestyle in general. A small thing such as skipping a meal can be enough to alter the levels of sugar in the blood, causing them to decrease and lead to dizziness. Also, fluids intake is just as important as healthy food intake, and if a woman does not drink sufficient amounts of water, she could potentially dehydrate and experience a dizzy spell.
Another frequent cause of dizziness is getting up suddenly, after staying off one’s feet for quite some time. What happens then is that all the blood has moved to the feet and legs, causing the momentary lack of circulation in the head and then dizziness. The way to avoid this is quite obvious, and it is to simply make sure to get up more slowly and carefully.
Stress and anxiety are also causes of dizziness. The only trouble is that it’s hard to control them when there is so many unknown things to be anxious about. However, they should be kept under control because they can sometimes turn into sheer panic and lead to hyperventilation and dizziness.
How to act when dizziness occurs?
When dizziness occurs, the only way to act is to wait for it to pass in a comfortable position. Preferably, the position should be lying down, but if dizziness takes place in an environment where there is no room for that, placing the head between the legs should be enough. Also, one shouldn’t risk trying to relieve dizziness with any kind of medications because firstly, they most likely will not work, and secondly, the wrong kind could cause side effects.