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What Causes Dizziness When Lying Down And Getting Up
Orthostatic hypotens: Orthostatic hypotension (also called postural hypotension) is a form of low blood pressure that can cause dizziness. It happens when the blood vessels do not constrict (tighten) as you stand up, which makes you feel dizzy.Everyone is likely to experience a mild form of postural hypotension at some time. It’s the lightheaded feeling you may get if you leap out of bed very quickly. ...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
Hard to say: There are a lot of complicated fluid shifts with head down/head up exercises. However this sounds a bit unusual. More commonly people feel pain when going upside down. If the symptom is bothersome you should get a medical evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more
What could be causing me to get dizzy laying down and have numbness that all worsens at night when i lay down?
See below: How old are you and do you have any other medical problems? ...Read more
Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down. ?
Probably not: If low blood pressure is source of sensation you are calling dizziness, it would usually worse when you are upright. There are certain types of vertigo and disequilibrium that are worse when you have your eyes closed. Consider an evaluation with your pcp about whether your blood pressure is low or other causes for these symptoms. ...Read more
Pressure in head and slightly blocked nose when lying down. Symptoms go away completely when I walk around and stand up. What is this ?
Upper back pain and chest pressure for 2 months.
Could this be my lungs? Get worse while laying down and waking up in morning. What else?
Chest pressure: Impossible to tell without significantly more detailed history;BUT it is vital to obtain an accurate diagnosis so do promptly be evaluated by your physician or via a Health Tap Concierge consultation. ...Read more
I often feel dizzy/unsteady, when I'm standing, sitting and when I'm lying down & when I look up, then look back down. What can cause this?
Dizzy spells: Dizziness or vertigo can be caused by several factors from low blood pressure to middle/inner ear disease. You should definitely schedule an appointment to be evaluated with a Healthcare professional especially if this a sudden onset and/or getting worse, associated with syncope or blacking out, headaches, waking at night, nausea/vomiting, etc. Good luck and God bless! ...Read more
I feel a little dizzy and eyes blackout when i get up from sitting or lying down. What can that be?
Blood flow: This is called orthostatic hypotension. It is when you change position from sitting or lying down the blood rushes to the lower part of you body due to gravity, causing low blood flow to the brain and your symptoms. This can be caused by many things, blood pressure medications, dehydration, occluded blood vessel(vetebral basilar artery syndrome), intestinal bleed, etc. You need to see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My son gets dizzy and nauseous when standing up & has a throbbing headache and is getting nosebleeds. It all goes away when laying down. What is this?
When i tilt my head from side to side, or back and forth it feels like fluid moving around, get vertigo mainly when lying down, and rising back up.
Vestibular rehab: This happens when a crystal in the inner ear gets dislodged. It causes excess sensory stimulation of the vestibular nerve. Very often it responds well to vestibular rehabilitation where a specially trained physical therapist can help put it back in place. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Every time i sit up after lying down i feel dizzy and the place seems to spinning around me. What could be the cause?
BPPV: Hello, it sounds like you are experiencing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This is a condition where crystals within chambers of the balance portion of your inner ear. This may only last a few days and may improve with otc medication called meclizine. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. He/she may recommend further therapy such as an eply maneuver which may cure you immediately. ...Read more
I get back pain when sitting and lying down. Also wake up stiff. Is this serious? Causing me a lot of pain, I want to stand all the time.
Having dull achey lower back pain on each side pain seems to get better when i stand up and is worse when sitting or lying down pain going down leg ?
Restless Leg synd...: In older people, but in younger people its very rare. Fortunately, there are some simple treatments. Circulatory or neurological causes are common, and your doctor should be able to help figure out the cause and the treatment. ...Read more
I get lightheaded/dizzy at random parts of the day ..Especially after exercising or getting up from laying down what could this be?
I been getting dizzy but im not getting up to fast or slow usually happens when im laying down head turned to the side and I'm hydrated
I sometimes wake up shortly after falling asleep with pressure moving from back of neck to over top of head and nausea. What is it?
Well, that can be: Tough. Do you grind your teeth at night? That can cause tension in back of neck. The nausea is hard to explain but try some zantac (ranitidine). U may be having some sort of unusual migraine in which case sumatryptan would help, gotta make sure sinuses ok. Check out terms bruxism, esophageal reflux. Do you have insomnia badly with ow energy levels and occasional crying spells? Could be part of mood? ...Read more
I'm having dizziness and headache. the dizziness gets worse when I lean my head back or lay down. what could this be?
Dizziness: Causes of dizziness like this can be from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), labrynthitis (an inflammation of the inner ear), otitis media (middle ear pressure), or other more concerning causes involving the brain and balance center (acoustic neuroma or even brain tumor or bleed). An in person exam is best. An urgent care center is a good option. ...Read more
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