Are Allergies and Dizziness Related?
Changing seasons bring allergies, and allergies bring a variety of symptoms like stuffy nose, coughing, and sneezing. What many allergy sufferers do not know is that dizziness can also be a symptom of their allergies. Although dizziness isn’t the most common of all allergy symptoms, it does occur more in places with a particularly high pollen count. How does dizziness happen?
Many different systems in the body work together to keep a person balanced. The eyes, brain, inner ear, and nerves in both the spine and feet are all part of the complex system that helps provide us with equilibrium. If even one part of this system is impacted, our balance can suffer, which causes us to feel dizzy or lightheaded.
What happens when a person feels dizzy?
Dizziness may seem insignificant, but in reality it can be a big problem – so much so that it can even negatively affect a person’s daily life. Vertigo (a more severe type of dizziness that can make the sufferer feel as if the room is spinning) can cause a person to be bedridden for hours or days. How do allergies cause dizziness?
A common complaint of allergy sufferers is a feeling of clogged ears, which can make it difficult to hear. This is typically because our Eustachian tube is clogged with mucus. The Eustachian tube acts like a tunnel that connects our middle ear to the back of our throat, and helps to regulate our balance. The blockage from the mucus makes it difficult to fulfill its role of equalizing pressure in the inner ear, which leads to the feeling of dizziness.
The good news is that the majority of allergy-induced dizziness is treatable, but it’s best to visit your doctor so they can diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your allergies and/or dizziness. For more information on allergies or dizzy feelings, call Marvel today at 931-230-7056.
You should seek immediate medical attention if your dizziness is accompanied by a faint feeling, you are struggling to stand or walk, or you are also suffering from any of the following: chest pain shortness of breath high fever weakness or numbness vomiting irregular heart rate