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What causes light headedness?

Why do I feel light headed out of nowhere? I believe I am well hydrated and have a decent diet. However, the last few days I have been getting light headed out of no where. Sometimes I actually feel like I might pass out. It lasts several seconds then goes away for a while. Any idea what that could be?
Fri, 27 Feb 2015
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Hello dear,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.If you would have presented to me as an outpatient,I would have made the following clinical explanation-
Light headedness lasting a few seconds with a feeling of being passing out appears likely to be due to postural hypotension or syncope(though it is not a frank syncope episode as it is not associated with loss of consciousness).
I would have asked you a few questions in order to answer your query better:
1)Are you a diabetic?Any other medical history?Hypertension or cardiac disorder?
2)Are you on any drugs?If yes,please list them.
3)Is it always while you are standing or even in lying down position?

Please ask a follow -up question with the above details and I hope to answer your query well.I hope it helps.
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What causes light headedness?

Hello dear, Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.If you would have presented to me as an outpatient,I would have made the following clinical explanation- Light headedness lasting a few seconds with a feeling of being passing out appears likely to be due to postural hypotension or syncope(though it is not a frank syncope episode as it is not associated with loss of consciousness). I would have asked you a few questions in order to answer your query better: 1)Are you a diabetic?Any other medical history?Hypertension or cardiac disorder? 2)Are you on any drugs?If yes,please list them. 3)Is it always while you are standing or even in lying down position? Please ask a follow -up question with the above details and I hope to answer your query well.I hope it helps.