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What medicines or precautions should I take to avoid feeling dizzy throughout the day ?

i am 18, 5 10.5 , and 145lb and i get dizzy a lot. i get dizzy while i am in the shower and when i go from sitting to stand up. i do not get dizzy instantly i can take a few steps before the room starts to black out. this only happens for about 5 to 10 seconds at a time. but it is very scary when it does happen. i also have problems doing sit ups because of how dizzy i get. is there something wrong with me?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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You are probably having a condition called Orthostatic hypotension, where your blood pressure drops when you stand up suddenly after sitting or lying down. Have you checked your blood pressure. Are you on any medication. You should get your blood sugar checked as well. Don't stand up immediately after lying down. Sit for a while, move your legs and feet up and down 5-6 times and then slowly stand up. Drink plenty of water. Eat fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Brisk walk everyday for 40 minutes. Best to consult your Doctor and get examined for the causes of this condition and get good treatment.
Answered: Fri, 22 Jul 2011
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hi , welcome to heath care site....
Most causes of dizziness are not serious and either quickly get better on their own or are easily treated..
some of the few diseases you have to ruled out are migraine, low blood pressure or low blood oxygen, ear infections, dehydration, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo....
so do consult your nearby doctor first to get you checked up properly....
also drink adequate quantity of water, eat healthy diet & take atleast 6 to 7 hours of good sleep..
take care
Answered: Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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