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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheaded (Overview)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning sickness causes protracted vomiting.


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What are the causes of lightheadedness usually?

What are the causes of lightheadedness usually?

Low blood to brain.: Light-headedness is usually caused by a decrease in blood flow to the brain. This can occur with position changes, such as standing up suddenly. It can also occur if blood counts are low, such as in anemia. Sometimes irregular heart beats can cause similar symptoms. Discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
1,096 doctors shared insights

Lightheaded (Overview)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning sickness causes protracted vomiting.


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What can cause constant , 24/7 lightheadedness?

What can cause constant , 24/7 lightheadedness?

Many things: Possibly an inner ear problem, drugs, or a reaction to a medication. Low blood pressure possibly. Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Is there a medicine you can take to stop lightheadedness?

Lightheaded: This depends on why you are lightheaded. If you are having symptoms where you feel you might pass out it is important to check it out. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lightheadedness when i get up too quickly?

Low blood pressure: You may be experiencing some degree of postural hypotension, where BP drops on standing. This could be secondary to meds, such as anti-hypertensives, dehydation, and rarely, dysautonomias. It is not unique for some migraine pts to report this, in absence of blood pressure changes, and rarely, this is seen in inner ear disorders, such as meniere's. ...Read more

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I am having lightheadedness and unreality feeling what can this be?

? Neurologic symptom: I would like more info to be more helpful. How long and often do you these symptoms occur? Are there other symptoms that occur during or after the lightheadedness and unreality feeling? Do you have any other medical problems or take any drugs that could contribute to your issues? ...Read more

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Trying quit but i'm having lightheadedness and craving marijauna. Please help?

Trying quit but i'm having lightheadedness and craving marijauna. Please help?

Hang in there: You will have symptoms of withdrawal, do all you can to hang in there. This is one of the only good times that quitters are winners. Good job. ...Read more

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Can fasting cause sudden fainting without warning such as dizzyness or lightheadedness?

Can fasting cause sudden fainting without warning such as dizzyness or lightheadedness?

Dehydration: Dehydration, more than fasting, is a likely cause of fainting. Fainting may occur with fasting due to hypoglycemia, but fall in blood pressure from dehydration is more likely.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I always feels lightheadedness every time I am full. Or if I have too much sweets. What is it?

Difficult to say: See your md for evaluation. You need to see if you may be diabetic. Do this now, do not wait. ...Read more

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How come when i lay flat on my back, i will begin feel lightheadedness, so I have to turn to side?

Probably ear problem: Lightheadedeness probably arises from a problem with the inner ear, particularly from the semicircular canals which contain fluid which moves and sends impulses to the brain. Physical therapy to reset that mechanism or ENT evaluation may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing recurring moments of lightheadedness, seemingly out of the blue. What could be causing them?

I've been experiencing recurring moments of lightheadedness, seemingly out of the blue.  What could be causing them?

Lightheadedness: Time to go see your doctor. Recurring moments of lightheaded has many causes, most of which require your doctor to evaluate you. Before going, drink enough water to make your urine clear. If that doesn't solve problem, you need to get checked out for anemia & heart rhythm problems. Depending upon what you mean by lightheadedness, we should also check out your ears & balance/coordination, too. ...Read more

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What’s causes a lightheadedness feeling when lying down. Sometimes it feels as if my body is slowly rocking but I’m laying perfectly still.

What’s causes a lightheadedness feeling when lying down. Sometimes it feels as if my body is slowly rocking but I’m laying perfectly still.

Lightheadedness : Usual causes of lightheadedness like anemia and low blood pressure would be more noticeable on standing and somewhat improved while lying down. You may be experiencing an inner ear disorder and these labyrinthine disorders are aggravated by head and body motions. If you note worsening of symptoms turning over or with quick head or body motions, consult an Otolaryngologist for evaluation and advice ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause lightheadedness?

Does anxiety cause lightheadedness?

It Sure Can: All of the physical symptoms of anxiety r directly the result of the cascade of physiological events that get triggered when ur primitive fear ; rage brain centers sense danger. Learn about this "fight or flight or freeze" response. See: http://bit.Ly/wzhvqo once u understand the physiology of anxiety, the symptoms make sense. This doesn't make them feel less unpleasant necessarily though! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more