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Doctor insights on: Why Is It That When I Stand Up Or Even Look Up I Get Dizzy And Lightheaded

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Why is it that when I stand up or even look up I get dizzy and lightheaded?

Why is it that when I stand up or even look up I get dizzy and lightheaded?

How old are you?: It depends on your age -- if you are 60 or older, there is a possibility that you may have vascular disease that supplies the brain or in the brain itself -- and if you are less than 40 and generally in good health, most likely is volume related or anemia -- but regardless, you need to see your doctor and get checked out -. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 never had headaches and now I have one everyday. And I get dizzy and lightheaded when I stand up. I also have been tired. What could this be?

I've never had headaches and now I have one everyday. And I get dizzy and lightheaded when I stand up. I also have been tired. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, but a likely one is low blood pressure and not drinking enough. If you tend to have lower blood pressure, not keeping yourself well hydrated (especially in the hot summer months) can make these symptoms worse. You should make sure to drink plenty of fluids (preferably without caffeine) and perhaps get your blood pressure checked. ...Read more

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Why is it lately that in the shower I get dizzy and lightheaded I take hot showers this is a new problem for about 2 months is it a seizure?

Why is it lately that in the shower I get dizzy and lightheaded I take hot showers this is a new problem for about 2 months is it a seizure?

Can check BP, anemia: A person who gets overheated will automatically dilate (widen) the blood vessels in his skin so that more blood will flow to the skin. His body does this in hopes of cooling him down, just like the elephant who sends more blood to his ears to cool his body down. The person, however, feels lightheaded and may faint because there is not enough blood flowing his brain (too much blood is in the skin). ...Read more

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I get light headed and dizzy all the time and i have trimmers?

I get light headed and dizzy all the time and i have trimmers?

Evaluation: It is time for an evaluation face to face with your doctor. Bring all your medications and supplements with you to your appointment. ...Read more

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When I get up everything seems to spin and I feel light headed and dizzy?

When I get up everything seems to spin and I feel light headed and dizzy?

True vertigo: that is the sensation of being pulled to one side or rotating can occur with changes in position of the head relative to gravity and suggest an inner ear problem. Light hotheadedness occurs if the amount of blood is too little for the container (as with dehydration or vasodilatation of the leg vessels) Make sure your BP does not drop when you stand (HR will also rise) If so drink more fluids. ...Read more

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Why when i get up or out of my car i feel dizzy like if i was light headed?

Why when i get up or out of my car i feel dizzy like if i was light headed?

Depends: The transient dizziness can be due to many things from inner ear problem, parasympathetic dysautonmia, or sinus problem.; need more information. ...Read more

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Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get home from work. ..I've eaten ok?

Why do I feel light headed and dizzy when I get home from work. ..I've eaten ok?

Variety of factors: As a woman there are other things in your physical being that can contribute to feelings of lightheaded & dizziness men don't have to worry about such as menstrual periods & their effects. There is the question of GOOD HYDRATION?. You say that you eat "Ok" but we'd really need to define that a bit more, right? Then, there're drugs being taken that deserve attention. What's your doctor say? ...Read more

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