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Things you need to know about exercise and vertigo

Vertigo is a sensation of movement usually spinning and it can cause dizziness, sickness, nausea and loss of balance. People who suffer from this problem will tell you that this is not any fun. The common symptoms can last for movements or for months.

There are different categories of vertigo. Similarly, there are different causes of vertigo. Some of the most common causes include inner ear viruses, Ménière's disease, and some of the conditions which require surgery may be the causes of such vertigo problem.

There are some vertigo categories which can be cured by the right exercises.

How does exercise affect vertigo

working out regularly will definitely help you to stay fit and healthy but you need to be careful about it because some workouts can cause positional vertigo. benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a mechanical problem in the inner ear and it is generally most common among adults above 60. However, this problem may be seen in people of different ages. If you regularly perform activities that involve serious head movement, you may suffer from this problem. The inner ear crystals are not attached to anything and that is why shaking your head can cause the crystals to move around and as a result of that you may suffer from vertigo. If you move your head vigorously in the vertical plane or put your head relatively upside down, you may suffer from this problem. People like drill sergeants are more likely to have this problem because they do lots of sit-ups and also slam their head on the ground. People who regularly perform yoga and Pilates may also suffer from this type of vertigo problem because they put their heads somewhat upside down. Sometimes, swimming can also result in BPPV as you turn your head in the water constantly.

Exercises for treating the problem

there are some exercises which can help you to treat vertigo problem. Positional vertigo is treatable with exercise. Epley maneuver is one of the techniques which is used for treatment of BPPV. It contains a series of movements that also involves head rotations. These exercises try to get the ear crystals back to where they should be. Such exercises are always safe and effective and you can create your positional vertigo problem without use of any medicines. There are other types of exercise and workouts available which can help you to treat positional vertigo. Most of such workouts include movements that involves tucking and rotating your head. They help to get the crystals out of the canal.

If you experience vertigo during a workout

if for some reason you experience vertigo during a workout, what do you do? You may experience dizziness or nausea or other symptoms of vertigo while working out. If that happens, you should do a maneuver immediately. You should never put your head back down again. Simply keep going. If you are really not feeling well, you can take a break from your workout. If you are feeling very ill, you should not push yourself because that can result in an injury or it can increase the risk of injury. If you haven't dealt with positional vertigo before, it is better to listen to your body and then your medical professional to find out what you can do about it.

References

1. Vertigo And Dizziness Program
2.Vertigo
3.Vertigo and Associated Symptoms