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Extremely Lightheaded And Dizzy When I Stand Up
Time to see doctor: A young woman can get lightheaded upon standing up from sitting if she does not get enough blood to her brain. Her primary care doctor can help figure out why. If she is anemic, such as not eating enough iron-rich foods, or having heavy periods, she may need iron supplements. However, we don't want excess iron to build up in the body. Her doctor can help with this and the other possible causes. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Blood pressure: When you stand up your blood pressure has to elevate to supply the brain and the eyes effectively. Sometimes this does not work so well and this is called postural hypotension. It can be benign but also a clue to low blood pressure or anemia. Have your family doctor check this out if it persists. ...Read more
Woke up this morning, and was feeling dizzy, nauseous, and out of ballance. When I lie down, I feel better. When move head, dizzy again. ?
Blood pressure chang: You are most likely experiencing orthostatic hypotension. This is where your blood pressure at rest fails to increase upon standing, resulting in less oxygen to your brain which then leads to your blurred vision, dizziness, etc. Make sure you are well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, and talk to your doctor if you take any diuretics or medicine for high blood pressure. Stand slowly and wait. ...Read more
29/f. Woke up today and when i got outta bed am dizzy and feel off balance? Feel better when laying down.
Dizzy when i stand up.Eyes feel heavy and tired, headaches and fatigue. When i stand up or do quick movement my heart begins to pound hard and fast?
To see MD: You need to go to see your md. They need to get some history, do exam on you, do some blood work . Different things like congenital heart disease ( congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) , anemia, dehydration, anxiety etc- should be ruled out. You need to se your doctor to get checked. ...Read more
True vertigo: that is the sensation of being pulled to one side or rotating can occur with changes in position of the head relative to gravity and suggest an inner ear problem. Light hotheadedness occurs if the amount of blood is too little for the container (as with dehydration or vasodilatation of the leg vessels) Make sure your BP does not drop when you stand (HR will also rise) If so drink more fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizzyness: If symptom of faintness and dizziness only occur with tilting your head back in a certain manner, it is quite possible the inner ear is involved, especially if the dizziness seems to be of a rotational/spinning quality. This should be formally evaluated- either by primary physician or a neurologist, since there are a few serious causes for this pattern which should be ruled out. ...Read more
Low blood pressure: When you sit or crouch, the blood is squeezed out of the lower part of your body. Then when you stand up it pools in these parts and lowers the pressure in the upper part, especially the brain. This can cause visual blur, dizziness and a feeling of faintness. This might also mean you are anemic. If this happens most of the time, check with your family doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
Why do I feel very weak and dizzy when i walk around or when i lay down. I get tired really fast?
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities for such symptoms. Your info indicates you're on coumadin, (warfarin) which can cause bleeding, which can lead to anemia -- and result in weak, dizzy feelings. Please get medical attention asap to check your bleeding time and hemoglobin count, etc. Even if these are normal, you still need help with these potentially dangerous symptoms. Be well. ...Read more
I woke up this morning and felt very dizzy and off balance when i stood up. I also feel nauseous when this happens. What can cause this?
Many possibilities: You may have middle ear infection with vestibular dysfunction, labyrinthitis, or other acute processes affecting the neurological mechanisms which tell your brain where your body is located. See your doctor and get this taken care of. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While sleeping feel like I'm passing out so I wake up and wake up dizzy and light headed? Only sometimes
Many reasons: Dizziness after sitting up in bed too quickly can be due to orthostatic hypotension if your resting BP is too low or you're dehydrated. Dizziness caused by sudden head turning might suggest BPPV. Make a log of the frequency, timing, duration of these events and take it to your physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003093.htm ...Read more
See PMD: Need u ext vascular exam. May have subclavian steal similar vascular anomaly. ...Read more
Blood pressure.: Hello, as we sleep at night, our body goes into a rest mode where all our systems slow to rest. As you sleep your BP drops too. If you awaken suddenly and stand upright, your body needs to shift back into a functioning mode. The blood pools in our legs and abdomen so there is a temporary shift in blood flow away from the brain. We sense this as dizziness. This should pass within a few seconds. ...Read more
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