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I woke up light headed and dizzy. When I stand up I fell worse. I am a 59 yearold male.

I woke up light headed and dizzy. When I stand up I fell worse. I am a 59 yearold male.

Agree: Agree with the information provided by dr. Lin. Recommend that you stay well hydrated. When you go from lying to sitting or sitting to standing; recommend that you do so slowly. Sometimes, when getting up; gravity can cause blood to pool in your legs and feet. This means less blood and thus less oxygen is making it up to your brain and you temporarily feel lightheaded. Making this movements in stages or slowly, gives your body time to equilibrate to the the changes. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheaded (Definition)

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


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I have been having migraines on and off for the past few weeks and sometimes I get really light headed and dizzy when I stand up I don't know wats causing it?

I have been having migraines on and off for the past few weeks and sometimes I get really light headed and dizzy when I stand up I don't know wats causing it?

I do know (IDK): A migraine is not just simply a headache. It is should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Lightheadedness and dizziness are associated factors like nausea, sensitivity to light. It also could be medication overuse headache.
Rec: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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On no meds, feeling lightheaded and dizzy when walking up or down stairs or ride an elevator, or see things move. Just seem off balance daily? Presure

On no meds, feeling lightheaded and dizzy when walking up or down stairs or ride an elevator, or see things move. Just seem off balance daily? Presure

Lightheaded: Depending on how long this has been going on will depend on how aggressive you need to address it or whether a watchful waiting approach is appropriate. The fact that motion/movement seems to set it off indicates that it may be related to the inner ear. However, if it has been lasting more than a day or two you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to stop from becoming uneasy, dizzy, and lightheaded around blood? I recently started at a vet clinic and I became lightheaded and dizzy when watching a vet tech put a catheter in a dog.

Is there something I can do to stop from becoming uneasy, dizzy, and lightheaded around blood? I recently started at a vet clinic and I became lightheaded and dizzy when watching a vet tech put a catheter in a dog.

This: This will go away after a while. It is a very common occurrence when individuals first start working in health care. You can try to "densensitize" yourself to it; there are varying ways to do it. When you are at home, think about different situations and how you would handle it. Also give yourself something to think about while it happens, what I think about is that we are helping this patient, even though it looks like we are hurting them. If you felt light-headed or think your going to faint though, sit down immediately and put your head between your legs so you don't faint. Everyone will understand and help you through this. ...Read more

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I get dizzy when I stand up and sometimes lightheaded with ringing in my ears. Any idea why this happens?

I get dizzy when I stand up and sometimes lightheaded with ringing in my ears. Any idea why this happens?

Probably dehydration: A common symptom of dehydration is dizziness with standing. This is because when you are dehydrated, your blood pressure tends to be low and when you stand up, the blood pressure drops as the blood in your head falls (due to gravity) down back towards your heart. As a result, this can make you feel temporarily dizzy or lightheaded, which may or may not be accompanied by ringing in the ears. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old, my blood pressure is 90/60. I'm dizzy when I stand up, and I'm lightheaded most of the time. I've also always been nauseous 24/7?

I'm 16 years old, my blood pressure is 90/60. I'm dizzy when I stand up, and I'm lightheaded most of the time. I've also always been nauseous 24/7?

See a doc: Pregnancy, volume depletion, influenza, stomach or gut problems? ...you need a thorough exam to determine why the blood pressure is, low, and you feel like this. Too important to attempt computer diagnosis ...Read more

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Dizziness and lightheadedness, what could be the cause?

Dizziness and lightheadedness, what could be the cause?

Not enough info: Need more information to figure this out. What makes it better or worse? Have you seen a doctor about this yet? ...Read more

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What can cause me to be lightheaded/dizzy?

Etiology of dizzines: The cause of dizziness is protean, that is there are many causes. Can be related to sinus disease, allergies, inner ear disturbance and hypo perfusion of the brain. Migraine headaches can also cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel dizzy and lightheaded?

Why do I always feel dizzy and lightheaded?

Get it checked out: There are numerous reason that this could be happening. Some relatively minor and some could be serious. It is best to get a healthcare provider to check it out! ...Read more

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Dizziness and light headed, what can cause this?

Dizziness and light headed, what can cause this?

Too many to list: The causes are way too many to even begin to list. See a doctor and have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Does perfumes cause dizziness or lightheadedness?

Does perfumes cause dizziness or lightheadedness?

"Maybe".....: Some people get lightheaded / dizzy / "giddy" or other adjectives to describe an unpleasant sensation in response to some smells or other stimuli. If you are normal when away from the odor and symptomatic when near it, then it is likely the culprit. If symptoms persist, then may be something else and coincidence, so see your Dr to be sure. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to be lightheaded and dizzy?

What could be causing me to be lightheaded and dizzy?

Age? Female?: Not eating enough proteine eating too much sugardehydration, over medication, starvation, hypotension, too much alcohol, the list is very long... Be more specific please. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are truly dizzy or lightheaded?

Matter of degree: From my experience with thousands of patients the disease "Vertigo" has a spectrum from very mild symptoms to very severe symptoms. In mild form people describe it as lightheadedness or some times repeated episodes of loss of balance. In its severest form the environment spins even at slightest movement and associated with nausea and vomiting leading invariably to hospital visit or admission. ...Read more

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What are the reasons behind being dizzy or lightheaded?

Low blood pressure?: Variety of possibilities: dehydration, anemia, low blood pressure, postural hypotension, and even association with migraine. Can also be due to several medication adverse events. Best to discuss with your physician in near future. ...Read more

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Random dizziness/lightheaded then mild headache? Worried.

See doc: Could be related to sinus, inner ear issues, less likely tumors, cardiovascular. See md to find out. ...Read more

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Feel dizzy/lightheaded and a little disoriented when I woke up?

DIZZY: I'm afraid we don't know anything about you, not even your age or medications. This may be your anxiety disorder but I would recommend seeking medical attention if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy and lightheaded a lot of the time wot causes this?

List is very long: The diagnostic possibilities is lengthy for just those symptoms. Easy things to check first and foremost would be hydration, good nutritional habits, correction of anemia if present, reducing/eliminating smoking and excessive drinking. Of course, medical expertise will help if simple measures don't. ...Read more

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What're some reasons why I constantly feel dizzy and lightheaded?

What're some reasons why I constantly feel dizzy and lightheaded?

Get evaluated: Discuss your symptoms with the primary care doctor to have a complete work up done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can eating one meal a day cause weakness or dizziness/lightheadedness?

Expected: Human is not made to eat just one meal a day and thus you are subjecting yourself to bouts of hypoglycemia when without food for a long time, thus the weakness and dizziness you need to eat at least 3 meals a day. They need not be large, just enough to cover your energy need. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I stand up or even look up I get dizzy and lightheaded?

Why is it that when I stand up or even look up I get dizzy and lightheaded?

How old are you?: It depends on your age -- if you are 60 or older, there is a possibility that you may have vascular disease that supplies the brain or in the brain itself -- and if you are less than 40 and generally in good health, most likely is volume related or anemia -- but regardless, you need to see your doctor and get checked out -. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have servere dizziness, lightheadedness and nausea?

What does it mean when I have servere dizziness, lightheadedness and nausea?

Symptoms: These are all subjective symptoms - that is to say, they are sensations that only you can describe to other people. And like a headache, they can be caused by many things. A good history and physical exam are the best start to sorting out what could be causing your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Go to ER: Your symptoms could be signs of something serious. Go to the er or an urgent care clinic for further evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Would it be common to feel dizzy/lightheaded if you don't eat anything for 8 hours?

Yes: Lack of hydration, nutrients and low blood sugar from lack of food intake may cause your symptom. Please make sure to hydrate yourself. ...Read more

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I'm feeling lightheaded and dizzy alot and I cant seem to make it go away what's wrong?

I'm feeling lightheaded and dizzy alot and I cant seem to make it go away what's wrong?

Low BP;Anemia: Ake sure you are well hydrated and bleeding is not making you anemic. Please follow up with your doctor to check on your electrolytes and hemoglobin. ...Read more

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I'm feeling really dizzy, I smoke cigarettes, could that be causing my lightheadedness?

I'm feeling really dizzy, I smoke cigarettes, could that be causing my lightheadedness?

What type of cigs?: Nicotine cigarettes don't usually cause dizziness, but could since nicotine provides a stimulant brain effect increasing BP and heart rate. Other types of cigarettes like cannabis could certainly cause dizziness. Even e-cigs can have weird effects with the vaporized substances in them. Bottom line: why smoke anything at all? Best to see your doctor to evaluate your dizziness & light-headedness. ...Read more

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I get lightheaded almost dizzy when im laying down on my bed, whenever a change position.

I get lightheaded almost dizzy when im laying down on my bed, whenever a change position.

Positional vertigo: Often related to an inner ear disturbance. I suggest a medical examination and blood testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why when I stand up, I go lightheaded, dizzy and my eyesight goes strange?

Can you tell me why when I stand up, I go lightheaded, dizzy and my eyesight goes strange?

Orthostatic change: Problems with maintining blood flow to the brain stem. You might be dehydrated, have low blood pressure, autonomic neuropathy or medication side effect (bp med). ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
3,767 Doctors shared insights

Dizziness (Definition)

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