Tips for Reducing Dizziness Due to Overwork

May 15, 20191:18 pm
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Fira always arrives on time and does her job well. Sometimes she even helps a coworker finish a job she was not assigned to and this makes her come home late due to the tasks. Because of her hard work and skills, her manager keeps assigning her for more tasks. However, these days, Fira comes late to work and cannot complete her tasks within a designated deadline. This happens as she often feels light-headed when working. After a medical check-up, the doctor said that Fira has severe dizziness and should take a total rest.  

Every individual needs time to rejuvenate and rest, especially from work-related matters. Doing immoderate work is atrocious and will destroy your wellbeing. Fira, for example, does love her job but too much work eventually shackles her from doing the job she loves. Overwork causes stress, and stress lead to severe headache and illness.  

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While headache or dizziness might not threatening like cancer, it can be disturbing and decreasing your productivity and concentration. A study on Stress and Anxiety showed that one of many reasons for woozy feelings is stress and anxiety due to overwork. When you are working too much, your brain will react to lack of anxiety dizziness and it will eventually decrease your concentration and productivity.

Excessive dizziness can also be a severe distraction as it can hamper your daily routine. So, rather than keeping your dizziness linger around, here are 4 solutions to reduce your woozy feeling and prevent it from coming back again.

Water

According to USCG, 90 percent of human weight comes from water, and up to 60 percent of the human adult body is water. That’s why, if are not well hydrated, you will likely loss 50 percent of your energy and concentration. USCG also described that our brain and heart are composed of 73 percent water and lungs are about 83 percent water.  So, if you feel tired, dizzy, and weak, one of the causes is because you lack water. Try to drink water and stay hydrated.

Traditional medication: ginger

Sometimes natural resources can be so helpful to treat our body. Ginger, in this case, can help treat your dizziness. Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science found that ginger can reduce the effects of vertigo and other lightheaded symptoms better than neck therapy such as Epley manoeuvre (repositioning treatment for vertigo).

To better help you fight the symptoms, Medical News Today suggested that ginger can be steeped in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Honey can help with the bitter taste the ginger produces. Drinking ginger tea twice a day could help dizziness, nausea, and other vertigo symptoms.

Note: Consult your doctor for medical treatment. Albeit it is a traditional medical, sometimes it won’t suit your current treatment.

Improve your consumption of Vitamin B, D, and E

Taking vitamins can also help reduce and prevent a migraine from coming back. Erin Beck at surveyed that consuming vitamin B, vitamin D, and E can help you live better without dizziness. For example, vitamin B is a water-soluble vitamin that can protect you against dizziness caused by migraines. Some foods that are rich in these vitamins include oranges, strawberries, nuts, spinach, tuna, turkey, or apricots.

Practice headache hygiene

Headache hygiene is a practice of taking care of yourself in order to reduce intensity and severity or headaches. According to the American Migraine Foundation, there are 2 simple ways to do headache hygiene: lifestyle changes and trigger avoidance.

Lifestyle changes such as:

  • Maintaining regular sleep patterns by waking up and sleeping at the same time every day.
  • Exercising regularly for at least 30 minutes three times a week.
  • Eating regular meals and a good healthy breakfast.
  • Reducing stress by avoiding conflict and resolving disputes calmly. You can also do by taking a daily stress break. Say no to an argument.
  • Avoiding known triggers such as skipping meals or medications, pollution, work stress or home stress, injuries, and discontinuation of work.

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