Take our online assessment today

Go to the Self Assessment Tool

View our advice and videos on how to help you reduce your risk of falls using exercise

View Exercises List


Dizziness can take many forms (e.g. light headedness, spinning, etc.) but it is never normal regardless of age.

It can occur for many reasons, e.g:

A drop in blood pressure when changing position (e.g. standing up from a chair) 

  • If you feel dizzy when you first stand up, change position slowly and exercise your arms & legs before rising
  • Sit back down again if you feel dizzy and wait until it passes 
  • Stand still or walk on the spot when you first get up and don’t rush


  • Make sure you drink plenty of fluids during the day (6-8 cups per day)
  • Drink regularly throughout the day
  • Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake

Inner ear disorders / vertigo

  • If you feel like the world is moving or spinning, or your dizziness is associated with nausea, vomiting, visual changes or hearing disturbances contact your GP surgery for further advice
  • Ensure you have had a hearing assessment recently


  • Discuss your symptoms with a community pharmacist if you are taking medication, particularly medication related to blood pressure 

Medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, COPD)

  • Consider whether your condition is well managed and discuss with a health professional if you need further advice


  • Try some relaxation techniques such as mindfulness or deep breathing
  •  Discuss with your GP if severe

NHS information on dizziness