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Lightheadedness (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've had lightheadedness and nausea for months and months? What can cause this?

I've had lightheadedness and nausea for months and months? What can cause this?

nause for months: Many possible causes. One common cause is pre menopausal hormone changes, or medication reactions. Make sure you are not being exposed to chemicals or pesticides etc. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing lightheadedness, trouble concentrating, nausea, when i stand or sit, but feel better after laying down should I be concerned?

I'm experiencing lightheadedness, trouble concentrating, nausea, when i stand or sit, but feel better after laying down should I be concerned?

Many reasons: There can be many reasons for this. A common reason includes orthostatic hypotension from dehydration, in which case adequate hydration and getting up slowly and pausing for 15-30 seconds before walking may help. Another reason can be new medications. If this persists or gets worse, you should see your PCP. Further reading: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dizzinessandvertigo.html ...Read more

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Threw up liquid, experiencing sudden lightheadedness & extreme nausea. ?

Threw up liquid, experiencing sudden lightheadedness & extreme nausea. ?

Possibilities...: I would need to have more information to give an accurate answer on what this could be.If this just started and you are also having fever this could be related to a virus. The most important thing is drink fluids in order to avoid dehydration and rest. Other possibilities: gastritis, indigestion, pregnancy, among others. If symptoms persist go to an urgent care center for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My grandmother is 88yrs old. She has been complaining of lightheadedness, nervousness and shaking. She went to the hospital and they said she was ok.

My grandmother is 88yrs old. She has been complaining  of lightheadedness, nervousness and shaking. She went to the hospital and they said she was ok.

Not okay: From your description, it doesn't sound like your grandmother is okay. At the very least, she's very anxious. If the er doctors examined discharged her, they must have given suggestions for follow-up care. Were medications prescribed? You could call her physician and ask for help. Also, er doctors (like any of us) can be wrong. If you're concerned, return to er for a recheck. ...Read more

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What causes nausea and lightheadedness especially after eating?

What causes nausea and lightheadedness especially after eating?

Hypotension: Lightheadedness and nausea is likely due to low blood pressure after eating. It is called postprandial hypotension. Blood pressure usually hits bottom 30 to 60 minutes after a meal. Sitting or lying down for an hour after eating can help with postprandial hypotension. ...Read more

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Friend had a cycle first week of april. Had unprotected sex on april 12. Now have lightheadedness, headaches, occassional nausea in am.

Friend had a cycle first week of april. Had unprotected sex on april 12. Now have lightheadedness, headaches, occassional nausea in am.

Can do preg. test: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Nausea (Definition)

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