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Mailbag! BANISH Annoying Vertigo Spells

I have vertigo, and it’s starting to get in the way of living my life. What would you recommend to get it under control? 

–Ellen from San Antonio, TX 

Ellen,  

The good news is, you’re not alone. Estimates are that 40 percent of people over the age of 40 will have vertigo bad enough to speak with a doctor. 

On top of that, women are twice as likely as men to develop vertigo for reasons that aren’t well understood… by the mainstream, that is. 

You see, there are more than a dozen different balance disorders which that can cause vertigo. 

The most common type is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Inside your inner ear is fluid andare small hairs that sense where your body is in space. If someone has BPPV, they may have crystals in the fluid inside their inner ear. When the crystals bump into the sensitive hairs, it causes the person to feel as if they’re are spinning. 

The best treatment for this is a serious serieof movements called the Epley maneuver or the Canalith Repositioning Procedure (CRP). These are done by a physical therapist, and can help move the crystals out of the way.  

The other two most common causes of vertigo include: 

  • Meniere’s disease, which is a disorder of the inner ear,   
  • and vestibular neuritis, or inflammation of the inner ear nerves. 

To determine what’s causing your vertigo, it’s best to see your doctor. But I can recommend some ways to ease your symptoms. 

For all people with vertigo, it is a good idea to focus on reducing stress and improving sleep, both of which have been shown to help.  

I also recommend people go on an anti-inflammatory diet which includes avoiding ALL seed oils like canola, sunflower, and safflower, and staying away from processed foods.  

Finally, supplementing with a B-complex vitamin, omega-3 fatty acids like fish oil, and getting plenty of antioxidants through your diet can also help. 

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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