Dizziness. We all suffer from it sometimes. Yet, it is not always easy to find the cause of it. There are namely many physical causes, but also many psychological causes. This article sums up the most common causes and also explains how dizziness develops.
Dizziness: how does it develop?
Our brain is constantly busy. It wants to get constant information about how everything around us looks, and how we move through our surroundings. This is done with the help of the vestibular organs, our eyes, or even some organs of feeling, which are spread out throughout our body. With the help of this, our body knows where everything is and how we can more through the surroundings. If somethings in these organs is disturbed, we can find that dizziness occurs. Our body namely gets too little information about our surroundings and our movements in our surroundings then. Our brain finds it difficult to place where we are. This can cause us to see that the world is spinning.
Dizziness: possible causes?
First of all, dizziness can be caused by one of the organs mentioned above being damaged. For example, because of an accident or brain damage. Because it is damaged, our brain gets too little information. Even new glasses can cause dizziness. Because your eyes get too little information about your surroundings, you can experience dizziness. It can be so that your eyes need to adjust to the new glasses, or that they do not exactly suit you. While this is so, dizziness can even be caused without something being wrong with our organs, but rather because something goes wrong in our brain. For example, a poor blood flow or the brain not getting enough oxygen to process the information can lead to dizziness. It can also lead to a low blood pressure, hyperventilation, or metabolic diseases. These can make you feel light-headed, or make you feel like you are going to faint. This can be caused by stress. Stress namely makes it so that you take more shallow breaths and that we therefore get too little oxygen into our brain. Anxiety, too, can affect this. Furthermore, extreme emotions can have a negative influence.
Dizziness: how do I treat it?
The first step in treating dizziness is to contact your doctor. Because there are so many different causes, it is important to firstly know the cause so that you can start treating it. If it is a physical cause, it is best to speak to your doctor about possible treatment. If it is a psychological cause, however, you can follow our online self-help program. It namely teaches you exercises which you can do against stress, hyperventilation, and anxiety, as well as how you can avoid such attacks.
Dizziness: do the stress test!
To know to what extent stress or anxiety can affect your dizziness, you can do our free online stress test. Within 5 minutes you will receive your personal stress score!