DITCH THE DIZZINESS

Prima (UK) - - Your Wellbeing -

Dizzy spells can be scary, but don’t stress yet. ‘They can be caused by changes in hor­mone lev­els at menopause, be­cause oe­stro­gen can trig­ger changes in the blood ves­sels, which may lead to dizziness and light­head­ed­ness,’ says Dr Mar­i­lyn Glenville (mar­i­lyn­glenville.com).

THE AN­SWER? Be­fore you panic, get your blood sugar level checked, as menopause can also have an im­pact on it. ‘The most com­mon cause of dizziness I see in my clinic is low blood sugar, so cor­rect this first and then see how you feel,’ says Dr Glenville. GOOD MOVE? ‘Make sure you are eat­ing lit­tle and of­ten and avoid foods that have added sugar and re­fined car­bo­hy­drates, such as white bread and cakes,’ says Dr Glenville. ‘If the dizziness per­sists, see your doc­tor.’

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