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How to manage lightheadedness?

Treatment for the less-serious causes of lightheadedness may include:

  • drinking more water
  • receiving intravenous fluids (hydration fluids given through a vein)
  • eating or drinking something sugary
  • drinking fluids containing electrolytes
  • lying down or sitting to reduce the elevation of the head relative to the body

What happens if you feel lightheaded? If you feel lightheaded (or dizzy) in conjunction with muscle weakness, difficulty speaking, or numbness and tingling, a stroke (when blood flow gets cut off from an area in the brain) may be behind the symptoms, Dr. Phillips says, and you should seek emergency medical attention immediately.

What to do when lightheaded? In most cases, lightheadedness doesn’t indicate a life-threatening condition, but in some people, particularly the elderly, it might, warns Harvard Health. If you experience this problem, drink some fruit juice or water and lie down. If the symptom doesn’t go away within 15 minutes, seek emergency medical attention.

Can BPPV cure itself? Generally, vertigo will go away on its own within 24 hours. Similarly, without treatment, BPPV usually goes away by itself within a few weeks. But it can come back at a later date. Your doctor can do only one of two procedures that are going to work for most cases of BPPV.

What does light headed feel like? Lightheadedness is feeling as if you might faint. Your body may feel heavy while your head feels as if it is not getting enough blood. Another way to describe lightheadedness is as a “reeling sensation.” Lightheadedness may be accompanied by clouded vision and a loss of balance.

Why do you feel light headed and weak?

Why do you feel light headed and weak? One of the most common causes of symptoms like light-headedness, fainting, muscle weakness or tiredness is dehydration. This occurs when the body uses more fluids than are taken in or ingests diuretics that deplete the body of water. The body responds by lowering the blood pressure and slowing down kidney functions.

What causes lightheadedness and weakness? Causes which may be related to the nervous system include stroke, migraine, medication side effects and disorders of the cerebellum. Psychological factors contributing to lightheadness, dizziness and weakness include panic and anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and somatization syndrome.

Why do I get light headed and Dizzy? Strong and pungent odor can also trigger an episode of light headedness and dizziness. Ear infections, brain tumors, glaucoma, vertigo, etc are some other medical conditions that are linked with light headedness and dizziness.

Why do I feel light headed sometimes? One of the common causes of lightheadedness is a sudden drop in blood pressure. Other causes of lightheadedness include heart problems and the common cold and flu as well as a loss of blood. When a person feels lightheaded, he may feel as though he is about to faint.