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Lightheaded while sitting

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Barnard
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Discuss your doubts: From your question it can be gathered that you have been diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension. This is a very common condition. If you doubt the d... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 36 years experience
Low blood pressure: Blood pools in your legs while sitting. If you stand the body tells the veins and arteries to squeeze in the legs. If your dehydrated or have other co... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Orthostasis: If you get up too quickly there may be a temporary drop in blood pressure or blood flow to the brain. Also, if you are grunting or straining there can... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hi, : Hi, if i understand you correctly, you sometimes feel lightheaded or nauseated when you stand up or sit up. Although i cannot diagnose you, this does... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Transient vertigo: or positional vertigo; however, you must be checked for anemia and low blood sugar. Please consult your physician- you will need an exam and blood tes... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 48 years experience
Vertigo: Vertigo name for permanent or prolonged Dizziness occurs with positional changes from lying down/ sitting/ standing or turning one's head quickly to o... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Under-hydration: Your symptoms are suggestive of a drop in blood pressure due to change in posture. At your age, the most likely explanation is you not drinking enough... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: It is possibly nothing to worry about but if it scared you enough it would not hurt to see your provider especially if the episode returns.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Urgent Care 14 years experience
Light Headed: May be. Get checked for Hemoglobin and routine initial blood work.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Agree, not serious: You can trust your PCP on this. Positional lightheadedness lik this is rarely serious. And most symptoms that are unchanged for several years are harm... Read More

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