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Doctor insights on: I Feel Dizzy When I Get Up

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


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I feel dizzy when I get up from crouching on the floor for 5 minutes. And sometimes I feel I might faint I see black in my eyes. ?

I feel dizzy when I get up from crouching on the floor for 5 minutes. And sometimes I feel I might faint I see black in my eyes. ?

Sit, Don't Crouch: This is very common and unless you are a professional catcher for a baseball team, or like to hide in the bushes at the public park, you might be able to adjust to it by not crouching for so long (compressing your leg blood vessels) and/or getting up more slowly. Also stay hydrated and lay of the drugs. That aside, if it really worries you get your blood pressure tested at a local clinic. ...Read more

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I feel extreamly dizzy when I get up to fast why is this hapening? I fear it maybe a concusion how long will it stay like this if it is?

I feel extreamly dizzy when I get up to fast why is this hapening? I fear it maybe a concusion how long will it stay like this if it is?

Pre-syncope: Dizziness upon standing is a common symptom. It is called pre-syncope. It occurs because your blood has to suddenly re-distribute itself when you stand up. So there will be a sudden decrease in blood flow to your brain, and this causes you to feel dizzy or light headed. The best thing is to get up slowly. If it continues, you may want to get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that at times i feel dizzy for a while when i get up from lying down ? It has been happening for the past 4 weeks.

Why is it that at times i feel dizzy for a while when i get up from lying down ? It has been happening for the past 4 weeks.

Dizzy: Many things might cause this. I am assuming you mean you get lightheaded when you get up and it doesn't last very long. And once you are up and it passes you feel fine. Medications, diet, hydration level, metabolic/hormonal problems might all cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I trimble and feel dizzy when i get hungry all the time?

Common: Particularly if you're overweight and Insulin resistant. Your body requires higher levels of Insulin to keep your glucose in control. Lose weight through diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get home from work. ..I've eaten ok?

Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get home from work. ..I've eaten ok?

Variety of factors: As a woman there are other things in your physical being that can contribute to feelings of lightheaded & dizziness men don't have to worry about such as menstrual periods & their effects. There is the question of GOOD HYDRATION?. You say that you eat "Ok" but we'd really need to define that a bit more, right? Then, there're drugs being taken that deserve attention. What's your doctor say? ...Read more

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Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get back from work at night. I had eaten ok?

Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get back from work at night. I had eaten ok?

R/O VERTIGO: The symptoms may be secondary to inner ear anatomy/low BP/LOW G. Dexamethasone dose Pak is anti-inflammatory treatment for Vertigo. But they can only be used sparingly. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Also start low salt GF diet WholeApproach.com EPPLEY MANURERS ARE TO MOVE OTOLITHS ...Read more

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I have been getting dizzy when I get up from a chair even tho I get up slow also when I look up. ?

Two red flags: 2 different problems: 1 that your blood pressure falls when you stand up, and the other suggests that something happens when you extend your neck. Both of these are good reasons to see your physician and get your blood pressure checked, as well as perhaps check for anemia. Extending the neck sometimes pinches the tiny arteries in the neck (cervical) spine, called vertebral artery insufficiency. ...Read more

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