If you are feeling dizzy, lightheaded, and tired after a long day at work, then rest is all you require. But if you think that you are having the same problem all the time, then it is time you went for a medical checkup …
Feeling dizzy and tired at the same time is a symptom, rather than being some kind of medical condition in itself. Dizziness, although is quite an annoying problem which may keep you from carrying your daily tasks, rarely signals any critical problem. Addressing the causes and managing the symptoms form a part of the treatment.
Symptoms that Accompany Dizziness, Lightheadedness, and Fatigue
Dizziness feels as if everything around you is in motion or spinning. Again, it may also occur as a feeling of near fainting or loss of balance. Some people may describe their dizziness as an unusual sensation of floating, swimming, or having a heavy head. These are general symptoms and do not cause much of a worry. However, if the same is accompanied by the following ones, then it maybe a medical emergency.
- Blurred vision
- High fever
- Hearing loss
- Speech imbalance
- Weakness in limbs
- Difficulty in mobilizing
Also, other symptoms such as head injury, stiff neck, chest pain, and uneven pulse maybe concerning when they occur with dizziness.
Dizziness or lightheadedness, accompanied by fatigue, as mentioned, may be the symptoms indicating something else that is not right in the body. These may include inflammation in the inner ear, drop in blood pressure, dehydration, disorders related to the sensory organs, neurological conditions and joint and muscle problems. To add to these, anxiety disorders, Meniere’s disease, migrainous vertigo, and acoustic neuroma may also be some of the causes of dizziness. Medicinal side effects have also been found to be the culprits for some people feeling dizzy and tired. People with diabetes may suffer from these symptoms during hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels in the body). Pregnant women are also likely to suffer from lightheadedness, fatigue, and dizziness as they are the classic signs of pregnancy.
Treatment depends on what is causing the person to feel dizzy and lightheaded most of the time. And the nature of the treatment depends upon the individual and his condition. Besides what the doctors suggest for treatment, there are certain self-care measures that can be followed at home to cut risks of any physical complications.
# Starting off with the first one, try being conscious about your problem all the time, lest you may fall, and incur severe injuries. It would be a wise decision to make your house, and workplace too, fall-proof. For extra safety, you may use nonslippery mats on your washroom and bathroom floors. Also mind electrical cords and area rugs.
# When you have a feeling of lightheadedness and fatigue, never attempt to reach for another spot. Sit or lie down right where you were standing or maybe sitting already. It is preferable to walk with a cane. This would improve stability and reduce the risk of tips and falls.
# Make use of extended wiring to be kept near your bed to switch on the lights, if you get out of bed at night. Waking up in the night without the aid of any light is one of the hazardous situations people affected by dizziness and lightheadedness exposed themselves to. So avoid such risks.
# Needless to stress upon the fact that, when you are feeling dizzy and tired, avoid driving or working with heavy machinery. You may never know, how severe your dizziness may get and lead to fatal circumstances.
# Shun drinking alcohol, caffeine products, and smoking tobacco. All these stuffs are known to hamper the function of blood vessels in your body. And the immediate repercussion? Your dizziness will get worse.
Dizziness, accompanied by lightheadedness, and tiredness, is not so severe a symptom. But the repercussions which it may cause, remains a great concern. So apart from following the above precautions, it is vital that you work closely with your doctor so as to manage your symptoms effectively and keep you from trouble.
Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as a replacement for an expert medical advice.