Why do I feel dizzy often?

Q. What can be done for feeling dizzy often?

Answered by
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 14, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am 29 years old. My problem dates back a few years from now. If I am working sometimes I do not get to eat anything maybe have a cup of tea while working. Then I start feeling quite dizzy. I get water and it is still there for quite a while. It goes for 10 minutes or so after eating. ECG and echo, thyroid, BP are normal. Fasting glucose is 5.6. What is this and how can I stop it?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Firstly, I would like to reassure you that, there is nothing to worry about. Secondly, the reason for your current trouble is pretty much explained in your history itself. No matter how hard your job is and the pattern of your work goes, it is mandatory to ensure a proper diet. By diet, I mean, you need to do the following. Make sure you drink enough water daily, at least 8 to 9 glasses of water a day. You need to make sure you have food every four hours. Again, I would like to repeat, regardless of the kind of work you have, keeping healthy is very important. As you have not mentioned your height and weight, I am assuming you are within the normal BMI range. You need to make sure each time you eat, each meal should be inclusive of a protein source, a carbohydrate and a fat source, like for breakfast, whole wheat bread, egg, vegetables, and just a teaspoon of peanut butter or tahini. Include fruits in your desserts after dinner. In the morning hours, soon as you wake up, it is normal to have a low glucose in blood that makes you go dizzy if not compensated well. Therefore, it is important to not skip breakfast. I would recommend making it a little snack instead of a breakfast within the first hour of waking up, like a whole banana, followed by a proper breakfast later in the day. This would ensure normalization of blood glucose level in the morning hours.

Before having anything in the morning hours, the minute you wake up, you should make it a habit of having at least 2 glasses of water, with or without lemon in it. It acts as a detox helping flush out the toxic metabolites from your body. It is okay to have tea or coffee along the day. But make sure, you also include a lot of plain water too apart from the beverages. Keep yourself active in the day, through yoga, hiking or workouts or any other physical activity. It helps keep you alert and stimulate blood circulation to fight any dizziness. Having said that, I would like to say that you are fine, just make these changes in your diet and you would be good to go. Stay healthy, happy and positive.

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