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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.

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