Thanks for your query, Change your position slowly, especially when going from a lying or sitting position to a standing position. When you get out of bed, sit on the side of the bed for a few seconds to gain your orientation and allow your circulatory system to adjust.
When walking, focus on distant objects. Do not look down at your feet. Avoid walking in dark areas or on unstable ground. Falls at home occur when the floor covering changes from carpet to tile or linoleum.
When riding in a car, try to sit in the front seat. Look out the window at a fixed point. When going around curves, look at a distant object beyond the curve.
Make certain eye glass and hearing aid
prescriptions are current.
Use a cane, walking stick, or walker for support and to give additional pressure and touch (tactile) orientation.
Avoid activities that move the head up and down repetitively.
Try to avoid keeping the head tilted back for long periods of time, for example painting or dusting above your head.
Be cautious when using medications that may cause balance problems as a side effect.
If a person is having an episode of vertigo
, he/she should not drive or operate machinery until their doctor says it is safe to do so. People who are subject to sudden instances of vertigo should also avoid climbing ladders or participate in other situations that may be dangerous to themselves or others (for example, hiking alone or taking care of children), should they suddenly feel an episode of vertigo coming on.
wishing you good health.