The body is designed in such a way that it can protect itself from any type of danger that threatens it. This danger can be
- External danger in the form of any physical attack or accidents
- Internal attack such as infections and allergens like pollens or particulate matter of pollutants.
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This is commendable that in both external and internal dangers, the body’s defense mechanism behaves in the same manner. There are three ways the body reacts to the danger which cannot be avoided fight and flight reaction. The fight and flight reaction is the main reason behind the survival of the human race for thousands of years. When the danger is eminent, the body first tries to fight the danger but when it cannot overcome danger, it tries to avoid danger by running away.
This happens in the case of first time exposure to the danger but when the same danger is encountered before the body’s last resort, then the last becomes the first reaction. Same is the case with allergies. When an allergen enters into our body either through respiratory tract or through elementary canal, it is first identified by the body’s defense mechanism as foreign body and an aggressive attack is started to kill or neutralize the allergens.
This attack is in the form of sneezing, wheezing, mucous formation and congestion of the upper respiratory tract. This congestion causes even the Eustachian tube of the ear to get congested. The Eustachian tube keeps the balance of the body and tiny hair that do this job get drowned in the mucous and cannot send the correct signals to the brain about the balance of the body. This leads to dizziness during allergic reactions. So, can allergies cause dizziness? Yes, allergies can cause dizziness.
What is dizziness?
Dizziness is a state where the person feels that his or her head is spinning. This condition of the head or the body is due to the clogging of the tubes of the ear called Eustachian tubes. Eustachian tubes are the balancing elements of the body and any problem with these tubes will lead to dizziness.
Other causes of dizziness
Since we have the answer to the question can allergies cause dizziness, now we can speculate on other different causes of dizziness and all of them have one thing in common and that is, all of them are related to Eustachian tubes in some way or the other:
- Going round and round for long just the way kids do while playing can cause dizziness because during rotating, the fluid in the Eustachian tubes gets disturbed which sends mixed signals to the brain. Due to this condition, the brain feels there is something wrong with the ground or floor and tries to balance itself against it thus becoming the cause of dizziness.
- While getting up suddenly from bed, sometimes the person may feel dizzy due to sudden movement of the fluid in the Eustachian tubes.
- Pregnancy also causes dizziness and should be considered this as the cause of dizziness in women who never had any problem of this sort in the past.
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