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I get dizzy after standing up.?

I get dizzy after standing up.? Topic: Case standing
June 25, 2019 / By Lex
Question: I sit downbound (or slump as my lover says) for some periods of time - usually 30 - 60 minutes on average. Whenever I stand fully up, I experience this dizziness and lightheadedness for about 3-5 seconds.
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Japheth Japheth | 10 days ago
The most common cause of this symptom is called orthostatic hypotension. Several short pages to click through to learn more about it here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/orthost... Despite the scary name and the scary second paragraph of the first page of the linked article, the third paragraph makes it clear that in most cases this is not a serious problem that needs medical intervention. If you do lose consciousness because of it (or any other reason, for that matter), you should get it checked by a doctor. You can minimize the discomfort by not standing up quickly, because it tends to arise because of a sudden drop in blood pressure in your brain. Say you've been lying down for a while; if you swing your feet off the bed and then let them dangle a bit, then slowly stand, it's much less likely to happen than if you jump up out of bed. In sitting, just get up in slow motion.
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Japheth Originally Answered: I get dizzy after standing up.?
The most common cause of this symptom is called orthostatic hypotension. Several short pages to click through to learn more about it here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/orthost... Despite the scary name and the scary second paragraph of the first page of the linked article, the third paragraph makes it clear that in most cases this is not a serious problem that needs medical intervention. If you do lose consciousness because of it (or any other reason, for that matter), you should get it checked by a doctor. You can minimize the discomfort by not standing up quickly, because it tends to arise because of a sudden drop in blood pressure in your brain. Say you've been lying down for a while; if you swing your feet off the bed and then let them dangle a bit, then slowly stand, it's much less likely to happen than if you jump up out of bed. In sitting, just get up in slow motion.

Japheth Originally Answered: Why and how can i stop feeling so lighthead/dizzy a lot?im 15?
Low blood pressure isn't necessarily pathological. Many people make the mistake of thinking that lower than average BP is wrong. Low BP is only an issue if it's so low that its unable to push blood around the body sufficiently. BP would have to be quite low for this to happen and you'd be quite symptomatic if this were the case. Are you just dizzy upon standing up? The problem is, dizziness can be the result of a broad list of problems. Some of them physical and even psychological too. Do you suffer from anxieties? Are you taking any medication at the moment? In teenagers, common causes are not eating adequately. Try and ensure that you are eating properly and keep hydrated. Change position slowly too. If symptoms persist or get worse then return to your GP and ask him to do further investigations. In some cases there could be a cardiovascular, otological or neurological cause. The blood test would have likely ruled out an adrenal, metabolic or haematological causes. As I said before, if symptoms persist, return to your GP and if he hasn't already ask him to do a urinalysis for diabetes/ UTI, full blood count to exclude anaemia and other electrolyte abnormalities, renal function, liver function and ambulatory ECG to exclude arrhythmia's Edit No, to Dumpling, for someone who says she is a Nurse, you've made a silly assumption that her Doctor doesn't know what he is doing, your comment wasn't helpful at all and the problem is, as a Nurse you should know better. It's perfectly plausible to do initial tests and then if -ve wait to see if the problem persists or gets worse before doing further investigations. It's doesn't necessarily mean he isn't concerned or is ignoring the situation. He would have assessed the situation on examination, if she was displaying any alarming symptoms he likely would have acted. Edit Anaemia is unlikely simply because your GP has already done blood work. This would have shown up. The most common reason for iron anaemia in females is heavy periods, are your periods heavy?
Japheth Originally Answered: Why and how can i stop feeling so lighthead/dizzy a lot?im 15?
I'll add on,your 15 years old and your a vegetarian.That means your most likely not eating a healthy balanced diet to adequately get your daily nutrient needs. Theres people 4 times your age that are non-vegetarians and dont manage to eat regular healthy meals so i imagine how your diet is like, unless for some reason you have a mum thats well skilled in vegetarian meals and necessary nutrients. It seems to me the first and most obvious test to get would be for anemia but i would assume that your M.D has already done that.My opinion is different in that i believe that someone can still have Anemia even if their test results fall within reference ranges.I also have some major concerns with reference ranges and how they are determined in general but thats another story...... Ask for these tests if your doctor didnt already do them:Blood smear,Ferritin,Serum Iron and Tibc Do you have to be a vegetarian lol? If you insist on being a vegetarian, then you should make sure you eat alot of vegetables that have iron in them and look at if theres anything else you need to take for them to be absorbed better and also maybe ask your pharmacist whether iron tablets would be beneficial. Edit:do you feel cold often? Edit:Feeling cold can be another symptom of Iron Deficiency Anemia because iron plays a role in regulating the body's temperature. Feeling people are looking at you can be a sign of anxiety or it could just be being selfconscious-alot of people are self conscious but its generally not something that people are bothered by that much that they feel they need to seek any sort of treatment/advice. Do get those tests done and also if your going to keep eating vegetarian then start eating an iron fortified cereal like this or similar http://wwwc.mentalfloss.com/blogs/wp-con... and also get iron from other sources like pulses; green vegetables such as watercress, broccoli & spring greens Edit:what do you eat now?Like what would you usually eat in a day for example?
Japheth Originally Answered: Why and how can i stop feeling so lighthead/dizzy a lot?im 15?
Make sure you are eating enough throughout the dat. Have some glucose tablets on you and if you feel really bad take one, but don't use them unless you really need to. Are you underweight? If so, try to gain some. Also, I would suggest you go back to the doctor for more advice, and possibly more tests.

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