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what are the dos and donts for vertigo?

Helo, I have a mother who s in her mid fifties, and she s been suffering from bppv vertigo for 3 years. recently she went for an Epley manuever exercise at an ent clinic. Apparently now she s in a more stable state less dizziness , so I d like to know the things she should be avoiding to prevent triggering another episode of vertigo. Can she go for evening jogs or even run on a treadmill? What forms of exercises suit vertigo patients like her? And also, will she be able to fly on an airplane without feeling dizzy? Thanks in advance!
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
If you play video games and suffer from vertigo, stop playing.
People who have vertigo should always sleep with their head raised. Lying completely flat can increase vertigo attacks.
Eat well and avoid diet drinks. Aspartame has been linked to vertigo. Coffee, chocolate and black teas may also increase vertigo attacks by constricting blood vessels.

Do eat a healthy variety of fresh foods especially those high in vitamins and protein.

electrolyte imbalance can also lead to vertigo, drink plenty of water
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Vertigo can be triggered by sudden changes in position. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE BY YOURSELF. Use someone's help while climbing a flight of stairs. When you get an aura of impending vertigo, call for help. Eat vitamin rich food like green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Always try walking near things you can grab onto incase you get an attack.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.The best thing is to get guide of exercise that your doctor will give you.Avoid cold,getting up from the bed or standing from sitting position should be gradual,avoid sudden jerky head movements.She can travel by air after this settles.She can definitely go for jog or even treadmill,provided she is comfortable with her self and can maintain her balance properly.bye.
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sumit Bhatti's  Response
1. Request your ENT Specialist to teach her Brandt-Daroff Exercises.
2. Request your ENT Specialist to teach her Semont's Maneuver if the affected side has been identified.
3. Buy her a DizzyFix device to enable her to repeat the Epley's maneuver at home.
4. She should be free of vertigo if it is purely BPPV. Recurrent attacks are unpredictable, but can be easily controlled by these maneuvers.
5. For general precautions , follow the excellent advice mentioned in the above posts.
6. If you have any specific questions, I will be able to answer them.
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