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Doctor insights on: What Is Causing My Dizziness When I Move Or Look Down

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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What can cause dizziness when i lay down?

What can cause dizziness when i lay down?

"dizzy"!??!: So which of the 50 meanings of dizziness are you referring to? Dizziness is not a medical term. It means different things to different people. There is no agreed upon meaning to the word, which therefore has no medical value. If you want a better answer, describe your symptoms better. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness when i stand up from lying down ?

What causes dizziness when i stand up from lying down ?

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

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What causes the temporary dizziness when you get up after a long time sitting or lying down?

What causes the temporary dizziness when you get up after a long time sitting or lying down?

Hypotension: What you are describing is orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension. When you get up, your blood pressure dropa and there is a delay in recovery to normal. Mild symptoms, lasting a few seconds, is not usually a cause for concern and does not need to be treated. If it is lasting a long time, see your primary doc for evaluation and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Can sternocleidomastoid cause dizziness when laying down?

Can sternocleidomastoid cause dizziness when laying down?

No: This is the name of a muscle, not an abnormality. Ask your DR. "Dizzy" or fainting? Vertigo? Positional vertigo? ...Read more

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A little dizziness when first lying down, or rolling over.What causes this?

BPPV: Benign paroxismal positional vertigo is a benign form of vertigo caused by position change. I would refer you to multiple online resources available - just google it and ample and reliable information will come up. As far as treatment, I am not a big pill believer for this problem. I like home epley maneuver. Again, just google it and it will come up in text & pictures and even youtube video. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy when lying down but gets normal when standing or sitting . What is the cause?

I feel dizzy when lying down but gets normal when standing or sitting . What is the cause?

?labyrnthitis: Your inner ear may have some inflammation or an issue causing the dizziness and different body positions can cause it to come and go as the fluid in your inner ear shifts. If this persists, you need to see and ent. ...Read more

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The last 2 nights when I get up I am dizzy. I also get dizzy when I lay back down. What would cause that?

The last 2 nights when I get up I am dizzy.  I also get dizzy when I lay back down.  What would cause that?

Dizziness: Please review previous answers about dizziness and vertigo. Dizziness is very common but many things can cause it. We have to assess the heart make sure there are no arrhythmias, also the vertebrobasilar arteries, the inner ears, good hydration, check for anemia, no side effect from medicines, blood pressure issues. Viruses may cause them too. In women pregnancy. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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