It is important to take care of your surroundings and create a safe environment for yourself to avoid injury. (5B)
When spinning comes...
When vertigo or spinning sensation 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. (1, 10)
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 an important role in maintaining balance. 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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