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Light-headed, dizziness, feeling faint on suddenly standing. Causes for symptoms?

I was at a football game in XXXXXX and I was at the very top. Every time I would get up to cheer I felt light headed and faint and dizzy but only when I stood up to cheer when I was sitting down I was fine. So my question is why did that happen? I an not afraid of heights I m a flight attendant so I don t think heights bother me.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Hello Dear
Thanks for your query...

Did you have such episodes before? May be you are having orthostatic hypotension.
Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a fall in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mmHg and/or in the diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mmHg between the supine reading and the upright reading.
So get a clinical examination done by your doctor and get it diagnosed.

Update here about your condition.

Hope this helps

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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