As a child, being dizzy was fun and we often rolled and spun around just to watch the world spinning around. However, loss of balance when walking, especially in elderly patients, can be alarming and dangerous. In elderly people, it can lead to falls and subsequent fractures which are difficult to treat and, in many cases, even fatal. So today we will study some balance disorder exercises and natural remedies for balance problems.
1. Rule out ear problems
Loss of hearing, Meniere’s syndrome, tinnitus and otitis media infections can lead to balance loss when walking. Treat these disorders first to if you want balance disorders to be cured. There are some studies that show that the use of hearing aids can improve balance loss disorder. Get your hearing tested and take the right measures to correct loss of hearing. If there is fluid accumulation in the ear, meet with an ENT specialist to correct it. In most cases, correcting ear imbalance can help prevent all balance related problems.
2. Treat allergies
Can balance disorders be cured? Yes, certainly, provided you eliminate their root cause. Many times, drugs like certain antibiotics, statins etc can lead to loss of balance. Allergies to food and environmental toxins can also cause imbalance issues. Rule out these possibilities. Kidney or bladder infections can also cause dizziness, vertigo, imbalance etc. Take cranberry tablets and colloidal silver internally to cure bladder infection and resolve balance issues.
3. Quit alcohol and smoking
Alcohol and nicotine intake can both impact balance when walking. If you are a heavy drinker, it is time you quit if you wish to prevent loss of balance while walking. Also reduce your caffeine intake which can lead to dehydration and subsequent dizziness. Drink plenty of water, fresh fruit juices, herbal teas etc.
4. Take apple cider vinegar every day
This simple remedy has helped correct loss of balance while walking in elderly patients suffering from dementia, weakness, Parkinson’s Disease etc. Drink organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar only, preferably with ‘mother’ intact. This contains many natural enzymes and vitamins to strengthen the body, balance ph, remove toxins, prevent constipation, fight dehydration, and make the system alkaline.
5. Vitamin supplements
One of the most common causes of loss of balance when walking is vitamin B12 deficiency. Take B12 vitamin daily along with Vitamin C. (Get a blood test done first if you suspect you are deficient in vitamin B12.)
6. Colloidal silver spray
Spray some colloidal silver in the ears and nose-this is a popular ear imbalance home remedy. Colloidal silver contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which can eliminate infection-causing pathogens.
Lipoflavonoid is known to stop ringing in the ear or tinnitus. This supplement can easily cure ear related imbalance.
8. Betahistine Dihydrochloride
Taking 10 mg of Betahistine dihydrochloride per day can also prevent tinnitus, dizziness and vertigo. With regular use of this medicine, you can prevent loss of balance while walking.
Acupressure therapy can help patients overcome balance problems. Here are some balance disorder exercises to do: Sit down with your knees bent and press the shinbone with thumb and forefinger of the same or opposite hand. Gradually increase the pressure. Release.Repeat. Hold for 2 minutes.
10. Bach flower remedy
Floral remedy Scleranthus can help eliminate balance problems. Talk to a herbalist for right dose.
11. Balance disorder exercises
- Romberg exercise is one of the best balance disorder exercises. Stand straight with a chair in front and wall at the back. Keep feet together and arms at the side. Hold this position for 2 minutes.
- Marching in place or walking on a thin piece of rope or line drawn on the floor can also improve coordination.
Try these natural remedies and inner ear balance exercises to prevent loss of balance while walking.