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Stand Light Headed
I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Bp drops by 5 or goes up by 10 and hr goes up 30 when i stand. Feel light headed. Autonomic neuropa?
Pots syndrome: Pots syndrome and autonomic neuropathy are two different entities. For pots syndrome ensure you are hydrating sufficiently. Half you body weight is your target goal in ounces for water intake. Make sure you have salt in your diet. If you get up and get light headed sit down and put your feet above your head to get the blood where it needs to be ( your brain). Eliminate caffeine completely. ...Read more
I am 5 days later. I had my tubes tied in 07. My back has been hurting in the middle. When i stand i get light headed, dizzy, and thick discharge?
Light headed: These symptoms can be caused by several conditions. The light headiness on standing can be a drop in blood pressure when you stand called orthostatic hypotension.. The shortness of breath with exercise may be caused by a cardiac or pulmonary condition. You should report these symptoms to your doctor and request an examination as soon as possible to find the true cause of your problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I stand up I feel light headed and have to lean on something. I have a sharp pain in the center of my chest. I have a sharp pain on my back on my lower ribs on the right and a sharp pain on my side just below my ribs on the right side?
You should be seen: at a clinic or an ED. Any pain that is sharp and causing lightheadedness could be serious. You are entitled to be evaluated at any emergency department without insurance in order to determine whether you might be having an emergency. If you are having your period this could be a collapsed lung. If you have been injured, this could be a broken rib. Please get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i stand up , i get light headed all the time , i'm on 25 mg if antenolol for heart pvcs , pacs . What is causing this and is it serious issue?
3months & 1week pregnant with twins. Everytime i stand up i get light headed & dizzy I have eaten food n i just lay down . What could it be that making me dizzy?
You : You may be having orthostatic hypotension, which means your blood pressure falls when you stand up. Twins increase the demands on the cardiovascular system. Some women may have heart failure during pregnancy the risk goes up with twins. Many women experience fainting or syncope with pregnancy as their cardiovascular system adapts to the changes. An examination is in order. Has your doctor evaluated this complaint? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor....: If you are coughing so much that you are getting light-headed, you need to see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip. All of these have different treatments and your cough can be due to more than one cause. If smoking, you need to quit today! if you are short of breath, go to the er. ...Read more
Hydration and diet: Some people become lightheaded when changing to standing from a sitting or laying position. Move so slowly to let your body adjust to blood moving away from your head. Drinking plenty of fluids and maintaining a well balanced diet are helpful in preventing lightheaded feelings. If you are still noticing these episodes, see your doctor to have the problem investigated further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low blood pressure: Blood pools in your legs while sitting. If you stand the body tells the veins and arteries to squeeze in the legs. If your dehydrated or have other conditions the response may not be strong enough to get blood to your brain. ...Read more
Upright lightheaded: There can be many reasons - the most common, being dehydrated. Adequate water, and some salt intake (limit the latter) can help. If that is not the problem, then have your orthostatic blood pressure and heart rate assessed. There can be many other causes, some that are cardiovascular, some that involve your equilibrium/balance systems. ...Read more