What to avoid to help with dizziness and loss of balance
Cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine
Menopause can cause sensitivity to things that haven’t previously caused you any problems. Now, even small quantities of alcohol may make you dizzy as tolerance levels fall! Check out our blog Alcohol & menopause don't mix. 5 'grown-up' alcohol-free drinks to enjoy. Nicotine in cigarettes can have a similar effect, and caffeine drinks may cause anxiety and insomnia contributing to dizzy spells.
Too much junk food
Junk food should be saved for rare occasions. It’s loaded with sugars, saturated fats and calories - and light on nutrition. Regularly eating junk foods means that you’re not giving your body the nutrients that it needs, which may impact on the heart’s ability to get blood to the brain as quickly as needed, making you dizzy.
Reduce salt intake
There’s lots of advice out there about the dangers of eating too much salt (most of us do!), but a very low salt intake can cause dizziness. NHS Choices say we should eat no more than 6 grams per day.