What Does It Mean When You Feel Light Headed?

What is lightheadedness a sign of?

Causes of lightheadedness may be dehydration, medication side effects, sudden blood pressure drops, low blood sugar, and heart disease or stroke. Feeling woozy, lightheaded, or a little faint is a common complaint among older adults.

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?

Lotkowski said dizziness is also compared to feeling faint or lightheaded, and may be accompanied by nausea and skin clamminess. Lotkowski said you should call 9-1-1 or see a doctor immediately if you have unexplained fainting, if your dizziness is accompanied by chest pain, a change in heart rate or a severe headache.

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.