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What causes light headedness and numbness after exercise?

I am 44 years old. I had exercised this morning.I ate a protein bar and had a shake for breakfast.I was getting ready to go out and suddenly i felt light headed and my right hand felt numb and was trembling.It lasted only a few minutes.But was scary. i.m not sure if I should be concerned and go to a doctor.
Mon, 6 Apr 2015
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HI

Greeting from Dr. Divakara.P     
First of all thanks for choosing Healthcaremagic for posting your query.

There are many causes for dizziness . from simple and easily treatable causes to serious causes .

Simple causes are :

1. Abnormalities in BP: Both high and low BP can cause dizziness.
2. Abnormalities in Blood sugars: Both high and low Blood sugars can cause dizziness.

3. Abnormalities in blood sodium levels.
4. Low Hemoglobin ( Anemia )
5. Inner Ear problems .

Some serious problems are :

1. Heart Problems
2: Brain problem

But dizziness ( light headedness ) along with numbness of hand points more towards Brain problem . It happens due to inadequate blood supply to brain . I advise you to consult your doctor soon as if neglected it may lead to brain stroke.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask .

Regards
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What causes light headedness and numbness after exercise?

HI Greeting from Dr. Divakara.P First of all thanks for choosing Healthcaremagic for posting your query. There are many causes for dizziness . from simple and easily treatable causes to serious causes . Simple causes are : 1. Abnormalities in BP: Both high and low BP can cause dizziness. 2. Abnormalities in Blood sugars: Both high and low Blood sugars can cause dizziness. 3. Abnormalities in blood sodium levels. 4. Low Hemoglobin ( Anemia ) 5. Inner Ear problems . Some serious problems are : 1. Heart Problems 2: Brain problem But dizziness ( light headedness ) along with numbness of hand points more towards Brain problem . It happens due to inadequate blood supply to brain . I advise you to consult your doctor soon as if neglected it may lead to brain stroke. Hope this information was useful to you. Any clarifications feel free to ask . Regards