Speak up about dizziness
Dizziness can cause falls
- Tell your doctor if you often feel dizzy or lightheaded. There are many different causes of dizziness, including some medications.
- Ask your health care provider to test your blood pressure lying down and standing up. You may feel dizzy if your blood pressure drops quickly when you get up.
- After lying in bed or sitting in a chair, move your arms and ankles then get up slowly.
- Dehydration can make you dizzy. Drink 6 - 8 glasses of fluids including water each day or as directed by your healthcare provider.