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Lightheaded When Standing
Feel very tired, lightheaded when standing. Not enough energy to get through day. Erratic BP. What is wrong?
Possible dehydration: Have a checkup and get what are called orthostatic blood pressures. They will measure your blood pressure in different positions. If the numbers come out a certain way then, you may be dehydrated and simply need to drink more fluid. Perhaps, medications are too strong and causing intolerable changes in pressure. How about anemia, low functioning thyroid? In general, you need a good checkup. ...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
What are possible causes for feeling dizzy and lightheaded when standing up from laying down and sometimes from sitting?
Referred to as: Orthostatic hypotension. When you go from lying down to seated, your heart has to pump blood against gravity to get it to the brain and blood also "pools" lower in the body. To overcome this, your heart rate increases and blood pressure needs to rapidly increase. Sometimes our bodies are slow to respond and this can lead to a temporary decrease in blood flow to the brain - that can make you dizzy ...Read more
Was bed ridden for 3 months. Trying to get active again. Experiencing palpitations and lightheaded when standing. How can I become active safely?
Lightheaded when standing or walking for more than 5 minutes. Occasional abrupt dizzy spells. What is wrong and what should be done?
Orthostatic BP drop: You are on losartin for bp? With these symptoms i'd be concerned about orthostatic hypotension. Have your primary care provider check your heart rate and BP in the upright and reclining position to see if there is a significant change when you stand up. That should get you started at least. ...Read more
Chestpain lightheaded when standing up. Hr goes from 65 to 120 standing up and after 20 sec goes to 90 which it remains till moving. Worse with heat?
Yes Abnormal changes: Are those your measurements or a doctor's? Those are clearly not the expected normal variation in heart rate but there are other parameters that one must check as well before deciding either upon a diagnosis or treatment. You may simply be severely dehydrated. If you'd like to discuss this more 1-1 write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Try drinking more water.
For 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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.
Scared month long headache is tumor. Suffer chronic headaches very often. Neg head scan dec 2012. Lightheaded when standing up, pressure on temples?
I'm worried also: This can be anything from needing new glasses to being slowly poisoned by a bad home heater emitting carbon monoxide. This needs to be worked up by a competent neurologist who knows how to do something more than just order a scan. If it's worst when you stand up, I'm worried about a CSF leak. ...Read more
Feels like weight on left side of chest, headache on left side, unintentional weight loss, dizzy&lightheaded when standing followed by black for a sec?
Symptoms but too: Little data to make reliable sense of situation. The only issue c/w symptoms is likelihood of systolic BP low for a moment on standing c/w "black", presuming tunneling &/or loss of vision "for a sec". Physicians=just fellow humans, very far from omniscient beings. Your primary physician is always yourself, no one else. Study: http://goo. Gl/foDTU0, anatomy, physiology & make sense of situation. ...Read more
2 1/2 weeks late. Spotting bright red nausea, lightheaded when standing, cramping in pelvis and abdominal cramping with neg tests going on a week.
Pain in lower abdomen, lower back and legs. Pain so bad I can't stop moving legs. Also, running a fever of 103. Very lightheaded when standing.?
Go to the ER: You need to be evaluated and treated. Fever usually is due to underlying infenction and usually urinary tract infection is frequent to see in females but still can be due to other diseases. Again go to ER since simple testing can help to elucidate your diagnosis. Lightheaded probably you are dehydrated due to the fever. ...Read more
Dizzy/off balance/lightheaded/ disoriented when standing/ walking. I drink ~70fl oz. A day. I don't take any meds. Hits randomly in short waves.
Dizzy: At 17 is usually a vasovagal phenomenon treatable by eating a handful of pretzels daily or drinking a Gatorade quart daily. Watch food intake to assure stable blood sugars. Ask family members about similar experiences and causes. If no better get pulse and BP taken lying down and standing as well as your blood sugar levels by your doctor ...Read more
I had csection last february 7. Feeling lightheaded and dizzy when standing up or sitting. Is it normal? How many days will I fully recover?
Dyhadration: You might be dehydrated or lost blood. If you have being in bed rest it may also happened. ...Read more
Purple/red hands and feet, look like corned beef and very cold. Feels lightheaded often especially when standing up, even when getting up Very Slowly.?
Sympathetic tone: Your symptoms may be due to a benign condition, or it could be the result of a serious underlying problem. Seek the advice of your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Sharp intense pain around belly button started today. Diarrhea for four days. Fatigue, dizziness and lightheaded when sitting and standing. Ideas?
Sharp intense pain around belly button started today. Diarrhea for four days. Fatigue, dizziness and lightheaded when sitting and standing. ER or doc?
ER: You need to be seen soon, your doctor would send you to ER as well, good luck ...Read more
How do patients after prolonged bed rest do exercises to help the cardiovascular system when they are so lightheaded and feel faint when standing?
Lightheadedness: There are several options, first make sure the patient is well hydrated and that may help. Any exercises that promote muscle tone in the lower extremities will help, and this would include riding a stationary bike or leg exercises. Also using compression stockings can help and finally there are meds that can be used to increase tone and raise blood pressure. ...Read more
I am 7 weeks and 2 days postpartum. I started my period about a week ago and it was very minor for the first couple days with little or no bleeding, and now it is extremely heavy and I get lightheaded and black out when standing. I had an episiotomy at th
Lightheaded w/period: Are you having any pain? How many pads/tampons per day? / if > 7 to go to ER. Check thyroid, not uncommon to have thyroid issues after pregnancy, Check blood pressure, check CBC. May need sonogram r/o retained products, Make sure you are hydrated, drinking 3-3.5 liters a day water/gatorade/milk especially if breast feeding. Call your OB this AM or go to ER this AM blacking out is not usual ...Read more
Heart rate when lying is around 50-60......and I get a little lightheaded once and while when standing up. Had EKG but was normal. I take alpha blocker for bladder problems should I be worried?
Lightheaded: The combination of Alpha blocker and low resting rate will work to have your pressure and response to position change be blunted to make you lightheaded. It isn't likely to be anything more serious. ...Read more
No: Lightheadedness is a central (brain) problem caused by decreased oxygenation to the brain and caused by a variety of diseases. Vertigo, on the other hand, is a perception that the room is spinning around and is usually but not always an inner ear (vestibular inner ear) problem. An ENT doctor can help you. ...Read more
Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Typically not: But the real question is why are you taking them? As a male at your age, they are of no benefit if you eat lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains and wild salmon. Get at least 30 minutes of sun a day as well. Avoid pills whenever possible. As to pigheadedness, get it checked out with physician. ...Read more
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