Dizziness & Fainting
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It’s not unusual to feel a little dizzy when you stand up after sitting or lying down. But if it happens frequently, it may be a sign of POTS, a type of low blood pressure.
Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of fainting, especially during pregnancy. While it’s often caused by normal changes in blood pressure from being pregnant, you should always tell your healthcare provider.
The most common type of fainting, vasovagal syncope has a wide variety of causes ranging from coughing and swallowing to strong emotions and pregnancy.
Understand your lightheadedness symptoms, including 8 causes & common questions.
Fainting, also called syncope, is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness. It can be caused by something minor like a drop in blood pressure, or it can be a more serious issue like an abnormal heart rhythm.
Dizziness is a common symptom that may occur if you don’t eat or drink enough, take certain medications, or have an inner ear problem. It’s rarely a sign of something life-threatening, but there are serious heart and neurological problems that cause it.
Reasons for your eyes rolling back while passing out may include orthostatic syncope, vasovagal syncope, or generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Read below for more information on causes of passing out and relief options.