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How Exercises for Vertigo Can Reduce Your Symptoms

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Use Exercise to Combat the Effects of Vertigo
Vertigo can have a debilitating effect on a person’s life, adding severe episodes of dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath instantly sapping a person’s strength. Finding relief for these symptoms is not usually cut and dry. Powerful prescription medications can lead to drowsiness, loss in appetite, and nausea that can actually make the situation worse. That’s why many doctors are recommending at-home exercises for vertigo that relieve symptoms naturally. Patients should consult their doctor or a primary care provider to learn how to do these exercises properly.

Epley Maneuver

  • Sit on the edge of your bed and turn your head 45-degrees toward the ear that gives you the most trouble.
  • Position a pillow under your shoulders, not your head, for when you lie down.
  • Quickly lie back with your head still at a 45-degree angle and wait at least 30 seconds or for your symptoms to stop.
  • Turn your head 90-degrees in the opposite direction and wait another 30 seconds.
  • Turn your body on its side until you’re looking down and wait for another 30 seconds.
  • Slowly sit up and remain still until your symptoms subside.

Brandt-Daroff Exercise

  • Sit on the floor in an upright position.
  • Lie down on one side with your head turned to a 45-degree angle.
  • Rest in this position for at least 30 seconds or until your symptoms subside.
  • Repeat on the other side with your head turned in the opposite direction and wait another 30 seconds.
  • Slowly sit up in your original position.

Semont Maneuver

  • Sit on the edge of your bed with your head turned 45-degrees to the left or right, the opposite direction from where your symptoms usually arise.
  • Quickly lie down on the opposite side of your body, the side with the affected ear, and stay there at least 30 seconds or until your symptoms subside.
  • With your head still turned, quickly sit up and lie down on the opposite side of your body, the side with unaffected ear, and stay there for another 30 seconds.
  • Slowly move into your original seated position.

Foster Maneuver

  • Kneel down on the floor and look straight up at the ceiling.
  • Touch your head to the floor with your chin tucked in and wait there at least 30 seconds or until your symptoms subside.
  • Turn your head 45-degrees towards the affected ear and wait there for another 30 seconds.
  • With your head still turned, quickly raise your head until it’s level with your back and wait for another 30 seconds.
  • Raise your head until it’s in its original position with your head still turned and wait for another 30 seconds.
  • Slowly stand up.

Most doctors recommend that patients do exercises for vertigo three times a day until their symptoms subside for at least 24 hours. If you’re still suffering from the effects of vertigo, Di-Vertigo is an all-natural topical formula that can reduce vertigo symptoms in as little as a few minutes. Consult your doctor and find the relief you need.

 

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