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What Causes Dizziness And Breathlessness After Swimming?

I paddle .6 miles on flat bay water in 14.min I breathe in & out with each full stroke . I have no breathing problems but when I stop & stand up I get light headed for a short period. Then I m fine including doing a similar type exorsize on floor @ home. I recently did same @ home & am still somewhat lt. headed. I, m 74 & 5 7 . 163lb whats up?
Mon, 23 Oct 2017
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It is basically due to postural hypotension that you get headache for sometime after exercising in supine position.
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What Causes Dizziness And Breathlessness After Swimming?

It is basically due to postural hypotension that you get headache for sometime after exercising in supine position.