If You Feel Dizzy And Lightheaded What Does That Mean?

Lightheadedness often is caused by a momentary drop in blood pressure and blood flow to your head that occurs when you get up too quickly from a seated or lying position (orthostatic hypotension).

Ongoing lightheadedness may mean you have a more serious problem that needs to be evaluated.

How do you know if dizziness is serious?

Other signs that your dizziness might be a sign of something more serious:

  • Chest pain.
  • Fever.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Trouble walking.
  • Falling.
  • Stiff neck.
  • Signs of a stroke.

What is dizziness a sign of?

Common causes of dizziness include a migraine, medications, and alcohol. It can also be caused by a problem in the inner ear, where balance is regulated. Dizziness is often a result of vertigo as well. The most common cause of vertigo and vertigo-related dizziness is benign positional vertigo (BPV).

How do I stop feeling light headed?

How you can treat dizziness yourself

  1. lie down until dizziness passes, then get up slowly.
  2. move slowly and carefully.
  3. get plenty of rest.
  4. drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
  5. avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs.

What causes lightheadedness?

Besides dehydration and positional change, other common causes of lightheadedness include:

  • allergies.
  • altitude sickness.
  • having a cold.
  • having the flu.
  • low blood sugar.
  • using tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs.
  • dehydration caused by vomiting, diarrhea, fevers, and other illnesses.
  • very deep or fast breathing (hyperventilation)

Can stress make you dizzy?

Why does anxiety and stress cause me to be dizzy? Dizziness is a common symptom of anxiety stress and, and If one is experiencing anxiety, dizziness can result. On the other hand, dizziness can be anxiety producing. These symptoms are caused by legitimate physiologic changes within the brain.

Is dizziness a sign of a stroke?

Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance are common presenting symptoms in the emergency department. Stroke is a leading concern even when these symptoms occur in isolation.

Why am I having dizzy spells all of a sudden?

Common causes of dizziness include a migraine, medications, and alcohol. It can also be caused by a problem in the inner ear, where balance is regulated. Dizziness is often a result of vertigo as well. The most common cause of vertigo and vertigo-related dizziness is benign positional vertigo (BPV).

Can High BP cause dizziness?

Dizziness : While dizziness can be a side effect of some blood pressure medications, it is not caused by high blood pressure. Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination and trouble walking are all warning signs of a stroke. High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke.

When should I be worried about dizziness?

When to see a doctor. Generally, see your doctor if you experience any recurrent, sudden, severe, or prolonged and unexplained dizziness or vertigo. Get emergency medical care if you experience new, severe dizziness or vertigo along with any of the following: Sudden, severe headache.