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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why do i get dizzy when i go to stand up? i have to bend down so i don't fall..my bp is normal but i heard it could be anemia..what does that mean

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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 29 years experience
Cimmon: Very common in young women. It is prthostasis. Avoid coffee drink lots of water salt your feed and exercise your legs and if these don't help then see your doctor.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Anemia is low blood : Low red blood cell count and low hemoglobin(hb) are called anemia. If you are anemic your body/brain may not get enough blood causing you to feel faint(dizzy) on sudden standing up. This can be easily verified by getting your blood count(called cbc) checked from a lab. It may be better to go see your docot who can check you to find out the cause of your fainting and check your BP and your CBC an.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2015

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