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A 61-year-old male asked:

I woke up in the middle of the night, felt lightheaded,then fell. i got up once and fell down again. this is 2nd time in a month that it has occurred. what is cause? can anxiety contribute?

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: This can be due to many reasons including orthostatic hypotension, medications, peripheral neuropathy, transient ischemic attack, etc. See your physician immediately to provide more details and get a physical exam. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/orthostatic_hypotension/orthostatic_hypotension.htm and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000730.htm

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