DITCH THE DIZZINESS
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.’