Dizziness upon standing is a common phenomenon, caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, called orthostatic hypotension..
This condition occurs when you move from lying down or sitting to standing, as blood collects in your legs temporarily, while there is a late response to this shift in blood, and the body must work hard to return blood to the heart.
Although this condition is simple and hardly happens to many, research has linked it to an increased risk of diseases, such as heart disease and dementia.
Doctors tend to diagnose orthostatic hypotension if your blood pressure drops more than 20 mmHg in systolic pressure and 10 mmHg in diastolic pressure within 3 minutes of standing up..
The research, which was published in the journal Heart Rythm, studied 24 women They fainted frequently when standing up, and each participant performed 3 experiments; The first time I stood naturally, while I practiced certain exercises before standing in the second and third rehearsals.
The researchers found that moving the muscles of the lower body reduces the chances of symptoms of dizziness when standing, and this has been proven by analyzing various measures of blood and heart..
One method involved crossing the legs while sitting, followed by tensing and relaxing the thigh and buttock muscles immediately upon standing.
As for the other exercise, it is to raise the knees when sitting, so that the feet do not touch the ground, with the process repeated a few times before standing.
It is reported that medical authorities advise to go to the hospital in certain cases related to dizziness, such as having difficulty hearing, ringing or other sounds in your ears (tinnitus), or you have double vision or blurred vision, or other changes in your eyesight. .
Also, if you feel numb in your face, arms or legs, or if you have other symptoms such as fainting, headache and nausea, you should see your doctor.
Dizziness can also be a sign of anemia, clogged arteries, a brain tumor, an inner ear problem, or a side effect of medication.