Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Dizzy/lightheaded after standing up
About This Community:

A community for discussions on undiagnosed symptoms: breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Dizzy/lightheaded after standing up

Hi, I'm a 18 year old male.  Over the past few months I have been getting lightheaded/dizzy after standing up. This lasts for 5-10 seconds then returns to normal.    Sometimes I have to hold onto something because I feel like I'm going to fall over or pass out.  The frequency varies.  Some days it doesn't happen, and some days it happens fairly frequently.  

Is this anything to be concerned with?

Thanks in advance.
Related Discussions
1 Comment
Blank
351246 tn?1379685732
Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
Dizziness could be due to postural hypotension (blood pressure falling with change of position), internal ear problems and cervical spondylitis. All these cause dizziness when you get up from lying down position. Cervical spondylitis and ear problems also cause dizziness on changing the position of the neck.
Dehydration, certain medications, heart problems, untreated diabetes, and nervous system disorders can all cause postural hypotension. Blood pressure monitoring, tilt table test, EKG, heart echo, ambulatory blood pressure recording are all required for confirmed diagnosis.
Please consult your PCP to start with. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top General Health Answerers
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1415174 tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9
CA
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand
Avatar f tn
Blank
Gemfly
1268057 tn?1462734870
Blank
Londres70
France