A prevalent anxiety symptom is dizziness and feeling light-headed. By exploring the link between anxiety and dizziness, we will embark on a search for answers.

Which came first, the anxiety or the dizziness?

Anxiety, and dizziness; does one cause the other? Ailments of the inner ear are often the trigger of dizziness, and imbalance. Feelings of dizziness can cause anxiety, and concern, with respect to your overall health. In such instances, the anxiety is proven to be the root cause of the dizziness.

To the contrary, there are times when anxiety leads to dizziness. The heavy breathing associated with an anxiety attack, induces a feeling of light-headedness, which can create a sense of dizziness.

Whatever your suspicions are regarding your dizziness, please consult with your physician.

Eat your way to a life without anxiety and dizziness

Proper nutrition is essential in avoiding feelings of dizziness due to low blood sugar. To accomplish this, eat several small meals per day. Lost in the shuffle of the day, many people find that they don't have enough time to have breakfast or lunch.

Eating three meals per day can help you maintain your health. Being short on time won't be an excuse, if you plan, and prepare your food for the week, on Sunday afternoon. You will be able to grab your prepared lunch on your way to work in the mornings.

Taking it slow, and learning how to beat anxiety and dizziness

Those with anxiety and dizziness may have a fear of leaving home. This fear is rationalized by the fact that their home is a place of safety, and that a bout of dizziness could cause them to collapse in unfamiliar surroundings. Do not feel limited, as there are things you can do to battle dizziness.

Hyperventilation is a key indication that you are experiencing a bout of anxiety, or a panic attack. Amidst this heightened state, your body's oxygen levels are off balance, which can cause an increase in the feelings of anxiety, or dizziness.

Slow, rhythmic, breathing can help you calm yourself, and reverse the symptoms of a panic attack. By using these deep breathing practices, you are assisting your body to lower the levels of anxiety, and symptoms of light-headedness; and subsequent dizziness.

Within minutes, you will feel more relaxed.

By far, these breathing techniques are the best way to combat anxiety-onset of dizziness. Get to know your breathing patterns so that you will know when to counter an anxiety attack.

Yes, anxiety and dizziness do share a link. Keep in mind that you can counter the effects of anxiety, and that the anxiety itself is the cause of your dizziness.

Author's Bio: 

If you found the above information helpful and you'd like to learn more ways of easing anxiety's grip on your life, check out my tips on breathing for panic attacks and my Panic Away review on my website for detailed tips to help with anxiety and panic attacks.

Andrew Hunter used to struggle with panic and anxiety attacks. After mastering his emotions and retaking control of his life, he enjoys helping others overcome fears and move past personal barriers.