By: Dr Alex Robber
Q: I feel dizzy when I get up suddenly. Do I have to worry about it?
A: If you stand, it takes some time for your vessels to clamp down and bring the blood to their brain, when your blood pressure drops, so that you can feel temporarily dizzy.
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If this is constant, then you should be careful to check your blood pressure when you lie down, sit down and stand, and to make sure that blood pressure is not constantly lower when you are standing than when lying down. At the doctor’s office, that’s something to do.
It is always helpful to take the time to lie down, especially if you wake up in the morning, if your blood pressure is already low all night long, because you have been sleeping. You want to sit up, sit for 30 seconds or one minute, and then stand up, especially when in the past you have such a dizziness.
If you do so consistently, you want to ensure that when you lie down, are sitting and are standing, and that blood pressure is not consistently lower when you are standing than when you lie down. At the doctor’s office, this is something to do.
Before taking any medication always concern your health care provider and it is important to be diagnosed correctly. Stay Healthizes!