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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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I'll be sitting for a while or laying down everytime I get up fast the room would spin for a second or would get light headed..

I'll be sitting for a while or laying down everytime I get up fast the room would spin for a second or  would get light headed..

Vertigo: Vertigo name for permanent or prolonged Dizziness occurs with positional changes from lying down/ sitting/ standing or turning one's head quickly to one side or the other and up/down. Problem with the middle ear, like water/fluid or Infection in the ear. Colds with head congestion,or even long standing damage to the middle ear with calcium deposits. Best to see PCP or ENT for proper eval/ RX. ...Read more

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When I'm laying down & I stand up. Why do I always get light headed & my vision gets black for a moment then goes away? Why does this happen? Bad??

When I'm laying down & I stand up. Why do I always get light headed & my vision gets black for a moment then goes away? Why does this happen? Bad??

Orthostatic hypotens: When you stand blood pools in your legs, away from your brain, and causes this. Normally our bodies compensate and we don't have symptoms. BUT if you are dehydrated you can't compensate + BP drops (called Orthostatic hypotension) Also, if you are very tall and thin you could be more prone to this. A condition called POTS also can do this. Drink more water and electrolytes. It is not serious or bad ...Read more

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I get really light headed daily but only after i stand up from bending down. I have high BP & on meds for years.

I get really light headed daily but only  after i stand up from bending down. I have high BP & on meds for years.

See Below: You may have orthostatic hypotension(a drop in BP upon standing). See your doctor for further evaluation and possible adjustment of your medications. ...Read more

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Every time I sit down for a bit,I start to get light headed,and get a really bad head ace.,and my stomach starts to hurt. What does that mean?

Every time I sit down for a bit,I start to get light headed,and get a really bad head ace.,and my stomach starts to hurt. What does that mean?

See below: There are multiple causes for each of these symptoms. Without much more information it's impossible to give any meaningful advice. If your concerned you need to see your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Sorry we couldn't be more helpful. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to fell like my room is spinning every time i lay down and making me dizzy to where i almost pass out? When i lay down at any time i get light headed and dizzy and fell like I am gonna past out and fells like the room is spinning.

Hello. : Hello. The symptoms you are describing can be consistent with a condition called vertigo. I am answering this 6 days after you wrote in. I suggest that if you are still suffering from these symptoms when you get this answer, that you see either your physician or an ear/ nost./ throat specialist. ...Read more

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About every month I get light headed, dizzy and just wore down for about 3 days. The hard core dizziness comes and goes. had a concussion 6 years ago?

About every month I get light headed, dizzy and just wore down for about 3 days.  The hard core dizziness comes and goes. had a concussion 6 years ago?

Need more info: Unusual for a concussion 6 years ago to suddenly show symptoms for the first time. Never the less your symptoms are significant and do deserve investigation. I would advise you to ask your family physician to make a referral to a neurologist for you. ...Read more