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Light headedness, weakness, dizziness

 

People frequently think that light headness, weakness, and dizziness, all refer to the same thing. Actually each its own meaning.

Light-headedness

Light-headedness refers to some feeling of being about to faint or block out. Most people probably experience this once in a while. Sometimes getting up quickly from a lying position can cause you to feel light-headed, especially if you have been sick in bed for a couple of days.

Episodes such as these are harmless unless they lead to fainting spells, If, however you feel light-headed when you have not changed position, consult the doctor.

Weakness

Weakness is the feeling that your muscles do not have any strength. Sometimes this is a result of “overdoing it” with strenuous activity.

If your muscles feel suddenly weak for no apparent reason, consult the doctor.

Dizziness

Dizziness, also called vertigo, is the feeling that the room is spinning. Sometimes people who are dizzy feel that they might lose their balance and fall, or that they cannot walk in a straight line and you feel dizzy for no apparent reason. Take proper medical care.

Self Care

For Light- headedness

If you are prone to light-headness, take your time getting out of bed in the morning. Also, careful when you stand up if you have been sitting for a long time.

Dehydration can cause you to feel lightheaded. Drink plenty of fluids if you have been perspiring heavily or not eating well for a couple of days due to illness.

Do nor drive if you feel light-headed.

For Weakness

If the weakness is a result of overuse of the muscles, take aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen and let your muscles rest for a couple of days.

For weakness that comes on suddenly or for an undetermined reason, consult the physician.

For Dizziness

  • Slowly sit or lie down if you feel dizzy to reduce the chance of falling and hurting yourself.
  • Keep your eyes open and focus on an object in the room to lessen your symptoms.
  • Put your head between your knees if your vision goes dark or you begin to feel faint.
  • Do not drive until dizziness has passed.


  • Signs and Symptoms that needs care :

  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Frequent or unexplained dizziness.
  • Light-headedness, weakness, or dizziness following head injury.
  • Sudden weakness for an undetermined reason.
  • Occasional light-headedness upon getting up in the morning.
  • Occasional dizziness without other symptoms.

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