When spinning comes...
Stay calm, do not panic.
Find a comfortable position to sit while waiting for assistance.
If you develop acute vertigo combined with vomiting, speech impairments, and weakness, seek immediate medical consult.
It is important to consult your doctor before taking any medication.
If you are driving, pull over, park your car safely and ask for assistance.
Download Be Mindful of Safety in pdf to learn more about staying safe with vertigo in your environment.
Moving the body and head while sitting stimulates our sense of balance. Fight and beat vertigo. Exercise while sitting.
Our eyes play important roles in maintaining balance. Got bogged down? Fight and beat vertigo. Exercise the eyes.
Standing on uneven surface or on one leg triggers quick coordination of the eyes, ears and muscles to maintain balance. Fight and beat vertigo. Exercise while standing.
Walking with coordination of the head, body and limbs sharpens our sense of balance. Fight and beat vertigo. Exercise while walking.
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Do not delay in seeking the diagnosis and/or advice of your healthcare professional because of any Information you may have read or come across.
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