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Dizzy unsteady feeling when standing up sometimes what could it be?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: If sense of moving then likely related to inner ear. If more a sense of about to pass out then likely related to a fall in blood pressure. Measure BP when laying down and when standing to check for great than 20 mm hg drop in sbp.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
additional categories will include unsteadiness like staggering this is central meaning brain symptom and lightheaded due to hyperventilation,anxiety or panic
Aug 5, 2012

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