DIZZINESS AND LOSS OF BALANCE
“Dizzy”, belted out Tommy Roe and his Wrecking Crew. It’s also a Hot Flush favourite, describing a surprisingly common menopause symptom that isn’t often widely-discussed. During a dizzy spell, you may experience unexpected light-headedness, disorientation and loss of balance, which although brief can be disconcerting and a big deal for some.
Dizziness may be linked to other menopause symptoms, including: anxiety, tinnitus, insomnia, hot flushes and migraine headaches. Falling oestrogen levels may impact on blood vessels, circulation and the nervous system, affecting the brain and causing dizzy episodes. There are three different types of dizziness: feeling that everything is spinning (vertigo); feeling unsteady or off balance (disequilibrium); or feeling you are going to faint (pre-syncope).
And the good news is….
Dizziness is a common symptom in menopause and should disappear as hormones settle down.
The best ways to deal with dizziness and loss of balance
Knowing what to avoid and taking care of yourself through diet, exercise and rest may help.