Dizziness is very common, affecting at least 30% of those aged over 65 years in community surveys. Dizziness can be disabling in its own right and is also a risk factor for falls. Acute dizziness is relatively straightforward and common causes include:
- hypotension due to arrhythmia,
- myocardial infarction,
- gastrointestinal bleed or pulmonary embolism
- onset of posterior fossa stroke
- vestibular neuronitis.
Although older people more commonly present with recurrent dizzy spells and often find it difficult to describe the sensation they experience, the most effective way of establishing the cause(s) of the problem is nevertheless to determine which of the following is predominant (even if more than one is present):
- lightheadedness, suggestive of reduced cerebral perfusion
- vertigo, suggestive of labyrinthine or brainstem disease
- unsteadiness/poor balance, suggestive of joint or neurological disease.
In lightheaded patients, structural cardiac disease (such as aortic stenosis) and arrhythmia must be considered, but disorders of autonomic cardiovascular control, such as vasovagal syndrome and postural hypotension, are the most common causes in old age.
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy , but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms
Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the treatment of dizziness are:
GELSEMIUM, RHUS TOX., VERATRUM ALB., ARSENIC ALB., ETC