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

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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