Why do I feel light headed?
Light-headedness. It is common to feel light-headed from time to time. Light-headedness 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).
How do I stop feeling light headed?
How you can treat dizziness yourself
- lie down until dizziness passes, then get up slowly.
- move slowly and carefully.
- get plenty of rest.
- drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
- avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs.
How do you know if dizziness is serious?
Other signs that your dizziness might be a sign of something more serious:
- Chest pain.
- Shortness of breath.
- Trouble walking.
- Stiff neck.
- Signs of a stroke.
What should I eat if I feel light headed?
Drink some orange juice. Eat some complex carbohydrates—whole-wheat toast with some jam, for example. Keep some sugar drops handy or even a candy bar. These foods contain a good amount of sugar which can help restore your sugar levels.
What vitamin deficiency can cause dizziness?
Low Vitamin B12 Levels Can Cause Dizziness
Deficiencies in this essential vitamin may lead to a number of neurological problems, including feeling off-balance, and having low blood pressure and decreased blood flow to your brain, says Whitman.
When should I be concerned about lightheadedness?
Dizziness alone is often not much cause for concern, especially if it passes after a few moments. However, if you experience additional symptoms or fainting, you should talk to your doctor. If you experience vomiting, double vision, or trouble using your arms or legs, you should get immediate medical attention.
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.
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.
Why do I constantly feel dizzy and lightheaded?
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).