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Lightheadedness

Self-care

Self-care options include drinking plenty of fluids and standing for some time before moving. Avoiding caffeine and tobacco may help.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Falling or trouble walking
  • Chest pain or an irregular heart rate
  • Sudden or severe
  • Facial weakness or numbness
  • Sudden change in speech, vision, or hearing
  • Shortness of breath

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Recurrent
  • Long-lasting

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