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IS IT WORRISOME TO FEEL DIZZY WHEN STANDING UP

IS IT WORRISOME TO FEEL DIZZY WHEN STANDING UP?

For some people, older ones in particular, blood pressure drops excessively when they stand up; it is a condition called postural or orthostatic hypotension. Symptoms of dizziness, blurred vision, confusion or faintness occur when standing up, especially after lying or sitting for a long time. Some people may fall, faint or have a brief seizure. Similar symptoms are experienced by some younger people upon standing up; their heart rate increases more than normal but without a drop in blood pressure. This condition is called POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome); it is not yet clear why such people feel dizzy despite having no drop in blood pressure. When people stand, gravity causes blood to pool in the veins of the legs, …

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