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Which Vitamins Help Dizziness?

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Erin Beck began writing professionally in 2008 as an opinion columnist for the West Virginia University student newspaper, "The Daily Athenaeum." She has worked in health promotion at the university and as a communications intern at the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She has a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Master of Public Health, both from West Virginia University.
Which Vitamins Help Dizziness?
Sometimes just standing up too quickly can cause dizziness. Photo Credit jdwfoto/iStock/Getty Images

Overview

Dizziness is one of the most common reasons people visit their doctor, according to MayoClinic.com. Dizziness refers to feeling faint, unsteady or unbalanced. It can also refer to vertigo, a sensation that the room is spinning. Most causes of dizziness are not serious. It can occur after simply standing up too quickly. Other times, dizziness is a symptom of another problem. In some cases, certain vitamins may help your dizziness.

B Vitamins

B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are excreted through urine instead of being stored in the body, so you must get a continuous supply. According to a 2004 study published by Alfredo Bianchi in "Vitamins and Hormones," riboflavin, or vitamin B2, can protect against the dizziness caused by migraines. According to the same study, vitamin B12 may protect against migraines Deficiencies in vitamins B1, B6 and B12 can lead to peripheral neuropathy, a condition characterized by numbness in the hands and feet and lack of coordination, according to MayoClinic.com Anecdotal reports suggest that vitamin B6 may be beneficial for Ménière's disease, a disorder of the inner ear that causes dizziness, according to MotherNature.com (see note). Vitamin B1, or thiamin, deficiency can lead to cardiomyopathy, a disease that weakens and enlarges your heart muscle and can cause dizziness, according to MayoClinic.com.

Vitamin D

When used with calcium, vitamin D can protect against migraines, according to a 1994 study published by Susan Thys-Jacobs in "Headache.Dizziness can also be a sign of anxiety, which is associated with vitamin D deficiency, according to a 2004 study published by Allan V. Kalueff and colleagues in "NeuroReport." Anecdotal reports also suggest that it may be helpful in treating Ménière's disease, according to MotherNature.com.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy, which is characterized by numbness in the hands and feet and lack of coordination, according to MayoClinic.com. Vitamin E deficiency is also associated with anxiety, according to a 2004 study published by Allan V. Kalueff and colleagues in "NeuroReport."

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