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feel dizzy when I laugh hard

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible.: Sometimes laughing hard can slow the heart rate down and increase pressure in the chest and abdomen enough that blood return to the heart from the low ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Benmoshe
15 years experience Neurology
Blood flow issues: If your laughing fits are vigorous enough to cause you to stop breathing (even temporarily), this in turn could cause multiple changes in vessel diame ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
15 years experience Neurology
Dizzy: Laughing can cause dizziness as it may increase intracranial pressure which in turn may cause dizziness. Please see a neurologist for a complete histo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You are: doing what is called a "VALSALVA" ( Like holding your breath and "straining down"...it causes a slowing of your pulse and drop in your blood pressure ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Need check up: Sometimes laughing hard may momentarily drop your blood pressure and/or lower your heart rate.When this response is exaggerated it might make you feel ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Hauch
44 years experience Retinal Surgery
Bp: Postural hypotension.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Laugh syncope: I've heard of this before. Laugh- induced syncope or gelastic syncope is usually self limited and results from temporary decreased blood flow to the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthostatic: Orthostatic changes. Blood drains from head. Make sure you're well hydrated. If symptoms persist, see MD.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
RLS: check with your healthcare provider to see if you might have restless legs syndrome
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities for such symptoms. Your info indicates you're on coumadin, (warfarin) which can cause bleeding, which can lead to anemia ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Ectopic Heartbeats: 27 F from UK asks about ectopic heartbeats when I laugh hard. Not certain what u mean by ectopic beats but heart beats differently every beat based o ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Assessment: There are a number of possible causes for dizziness. Can not diagnose you. Since this is a chronic symptom - would encourage you to seek medical evalu ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Light hypoglycemia: Or low blood sugar. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include: shakiness, dizziness, sweating and anxiety. Rec.: eat smaller portion more often (6 times/d ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hypoglycemic: Make sure you've eaten some protein before exercising and perhaps even during depending on length and intensity. Also it's super important to stay hyd ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Wonder why?: is it something new, or you are always that way. is it only with this partner? does it happen in a specific position, like he is on the top vs. other ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: Laughter is a known trigger for asthma, tell your doctor about your symptoms and let them test you for asthma.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Sometimes: Low blood pressure can be a problem, as can anemia. Start with having your blood pressure & pulse taken lying down and then whilst standing over seve ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience Dentistry
Vertigo: You are describing vertigo. There are many causes. Metabolic issues (like blood sugar), orhtostatic hypotension (low BP as you stand) visual problem ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Light headed: These symptoms can be caused by several conditions. The light headiness on standing can be a drop in blood pressure when you stand called orthostatic ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
MD: See MD for evaluation of symptoms
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Faint: If not on medications, most likely blood pressure drop from change in posture or heat or diet.
A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
ER?: If your pain is severe, you may need to go to the ER. Abdominal pain worse with movement can indicate an emergency situation. You'll have to use your ... Read More

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