Cause of vertigo?
April 2, 2012 10:24 PM Subscribe
I've noticed that my threshold for spinning and swinging and just generally moving quickly can make me extremely dizzy. Is it middle age creeping up, or am I just out of shape? Or both?
posted by zardoz to health & fitness (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking about this for the past few months because I was at the park with my young son and we were on the swings together, and I began to get very dizzy when I swung as fast and as high as I could get. I mean, it was just a freakin' swing. But I had to stop. And just a few weeks ago I was at an amusement park with said child on the merry-go-round, and again with the dizziness. In my defense, it was a faster than normal merry-go-round, but still. At age 10 I would've spent all day on that thing; now I could barely stand 3 minutes of it. It seems to be spinning in particular that gives me vertigo.
As for my health, I just turned 39, and I suppose I am in moderately good shape. I walk quite a bit everyday, and run a few miles once a week or so. I do have crappy eating habits and eat a lot of junk food, and am perhaps 10 or so pounds overweight. So is it my age, is it my health, what say you, Internet doctors?