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A 52-year-old male asked:

What causes light headed when lying down?

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Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Vertigo: The sensation of lightheadedness is not very specific, but vertigo (bppv) could be one of the causes. I would recommend see your local neurologist to be evaluated.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

I feel light headed and dizzy whilst lying down?

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Dr. Mark Loury
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May be BPV: Bpv or benign positional vertigo occurs when the head assumes a more horizontal position or the affected ear is closer to the floor..Shortly after assuming or getting out of the inciting position, often laying down, there is brief spinning lasting.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

What causes light headed & nausea?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Several things: Can be inner ear, sinus issue; heart rhythm disturbance, heart attack, low blood pressure, dehydration, electrolyte (body chemistry) abnormalities, severe pain from many causes, etc.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Dizziness and light headed, what can cause this?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Too many to list: The causes are way too many to even begin to list. See a doctor and have the problem evaluated.
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A member asked:

I have been feeling light headed very often what can be causing this?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
There are many cause: Lightheadedness is a symptom which can be due to many causes i will suggest you consult your doctor.You need a detailed history and physical exam, and may need blood and urine test as well and if indicated other tests to find the cause and treated appropriately.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

I get light headed all the time. What cause a light headed feeling?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Not enough blood: Not enough blood typically low blood pressure. But there are other causes as well such as ear or brain problems. Best bet is to let your dr. Sort out the symptoms.
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Last updated Aug 15, 2015

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