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Is it possible to have loss of balance when getting up from lying down for 2 days?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes, possibly.

The loss of balance may actually be a pre- fainting spell.
After lying down for 2 days the bodies ability to fight gravity is decreased. As a result the blood vessels do not contract as rapidly and if you stand quickly they will not be able to respond and push blood against gravity. This will cause a transient decrease in blood flow to the brain and make one unsteady.

In brief: Yes, possibly.

The loss of balance may actually be a pre- fainting spell.
After lying down for 2 days the bodies ability to fight gravity is decreased. As a result the blood vessels do not contract as rapidly and if you stand quickly they will not be able to respond and push blood against gravity. This will cause a transient decrease in blood flow to the brain and make one unsteady.
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