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Can my dizziness be caused from a circulatory problem?

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Your dizziness might be the result of a circulatory problem. These can include:

  • A sudden drop in blood pressure. This can happen after you sit up or stand too quickly. You might hear your doctor or nurse call this “orthostatic hypotension.”
  • Poor blood circulation. This could be the result of an irregular heartbeat or a heart attack. It could also be a brief disruption of the blood flow to your brain; that’s called a “transient ischemic attack.”

From: I'm Dizzy. What Should I Do? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 24, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 12/24/2018

SOURCES:

National Health Service (U.K.): “Health A-Z – Dizziness.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Dizziness.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Dizziness.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “The Human Balance System.”

National Stroke Association: “Transient Ischemic Attack.”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Dizziness and Vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “Causes of Dizziness.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 24, 2018

SOURCES:

National Health Service (U.K.): “Health A-Z – Dizziness.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Dizziness.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Dizziness.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “The Human Balance System.”

National Stroke Association: “Transient Ischemic Attack.”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Dizziness and Vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “Causes of Dizziness.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 24, 2018

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