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light headed when bending

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light headed when bending
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Das, MD replied 2 years ago.

Hello,

Feeling lightheaded is commonly due to less blood flowing the brain at that time.

Feeling lightheaded when bending is usually due to a condition known as orthostatic hypertension. When you bend over, or more specifically when you straighten up after bending over, less blood flows to the brain - this causes lightheadedness or dizziness.

A serious cause of orthostatic hypertension is pulmonary hypertension - high pressure in the arteries from the heart to the lungs. Minor causes are dehydration, anemia or ear problems.

This is not due to stomach problems.

Please consult a doctor - you need a thorough investigation for an accurate diagnosis.

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