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Why do we get dizzy when we stand up too fast?

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When you stand up usually your body adjusts your blood pressure so you don't get dizzy. Sometimes the adjustment doesn't happen fast enough. This is called orthostatic hypotension if it happens.
Occasional dizziness or lightheadedness may be relatively minor and the result of mild dehydration, low blood sugar, or too much time in the sun or a hot tub, for example.
Dizziness or lightheadedness may also happen when you stand after sitting for a long time, such as in a lecture, concert or church.
If these symptoms happen only occasionally, it's not cause for concern.

It's called orthostatic hypotension - your blood has collected in your lower areas and it takes a moment for your heart to pump extra blood to your head. Your blood pressure drops for a moment.

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When you stand up usually your body adjusts your blood pressure so you don't get dizzy. Sometimes the adjustment doesn't happen fast enough. This is called orthostatic hypotension if it happens.
Occasional dizziness or lightheadedness may be relatively minor and the result of mild dehydration, low blood sugar, or too much time in the sun or a hot tub, for example.
Dizziness or lightheadedness may also happen when you stand after sitting for a long time, such as in a lecture, concert or church.
If these symptoms happen only occasionally, it's not cause for concern.

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It's called orthostatic hypotension - your blood has collected in your lower areas and it takes a moment for your heart to pump extra blood to your head. Your blood pressure drops for a moment.

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