Light-headed upon Standing Up -- Why?
- 10-01-2006, 10:00 AM
Light-headed upon Standing Up -- Why?
For the past month or so; coinciding with efforts to recovering my HPTA, I have noticed that "sometimes" when I stand up suddenly, I get light-headed for about 5 seconds or so. What's the deal with this situation? Should I be concerned? and what can I do to eliminate it?
For example; I get light-headed when I stand up upon getting out of my car.
- 10-01-2006, 10:56 AM
10-01-2006, 02:25 PM
Stop The Thyroid Madness » Those durn Adrenals!!Originally Posted by BigAk
Those durn Adrenals
Take and compare two blood pressure readings—one while lying down and one while standing. Rest for five minutes in recumbent position (lying down) before taking the reading. Stand up and immediately take the blood pressure again. If the blood pressure is lower after standing, suspect reduced adrenal gland function. The degree to which the blood pressure drops while standing is often proportionate to the degree of hypoadrenalism. (Normal adrenal function will elevate your BP on the standing reading in order to push blood to the brain.)
10-01-2006, 04:04 PM
Can be several reasons and i'm sure for the most part nothing to be worried about but i'd make an appt with the physician and have it checked out to be sure.
10-01-2006, 07:02 PM
Adrenals/insuin imbalances would be my first suspicion which as statd are related to low blood pressure, and low blood sugar. Try adding 1/4 tsp SEASALT 8 oz of water first thing in the morning and mid after noon. check blood sugar with glucometer in themorning and before your next meal to see hoq body is processing sugars. Work on control stress and getting proper to bed right times by 10pm up at 6 pm. make sure sleep is deep .
10-01-2006, 08:13 PM
This happened to me while I was stacking Venom, Tyrogen-x and Lean Xtreme. I would stand up and my vision would get dark sometimes completly black like I was going to pass out.
10-02-2006, 12:35 PM
i thought this happened to a lot of people when they stood up too fast... it happens to me every now and then and people i know too... for me it's like i get up and immediatly start walking at a fast pace and my sight becomes like a TV with static and eventually nearly turns black. Hope nothing is wrong with me... i doubt it.
10-02-2006, 12:44 PM
10-02-2006, 08:12 PM
Well... It hasn't happened to me today at all.... It seems like it comes and goes. I'm gonna keep a close watch on it, and if it presists, I'll see a doctor.
10-03-2006, 11:25 AM
I was told that if it happens at least once a week or so to get it checked. If for no other reason than it could be very embarrasing in some situations.
10-03-2006, 11:37 AM
Are you drinking enough water if not blood gets thick and when you stand up it dose not get to the brain fast enough.Originally Posted by BigAk
10-03-2006, 12:18 PM
Actually, I have increased my water intake since last weekend, and I have not had another episode thank God. Hopefully it's simple as that.Originally Posted by pmgamer18
10-03-2006, 02:44 PM
I started adding a 1/2 a tsp full of Sea Salt to my water and feel much better when I stop I can tell.Originally Posted by BigAk
10-03-2006, 02:46 PM
10-03-2006, 03:45 PM
Good post,Originally Posted by pmgamer18
Another thing to keep in mind is taking fish oil capsules. They improve cardio vascular / brain function, and thin the blood.
10-03-2006, 03:48 PM
I take flax seed oil everyday... Would that be comparable to fish oil in this regard?Originally Posted by BigCasino
10-03-2006, 06:16 PM
No it's different I do 3 grams of Fish Oil a day I get the kind that does not come back up on you.Originally Posted by BigAk
10-03-2006, 08:43 PM
I'm gonna pick me up some fish oil tomorrow.. I used to take it a while back, then I stopped when I ran out.Originally Posted by pmgamer18
10-04-2006, 10:56 AM
I get mine at Costcos the one that cost the most it is coated so it will not come up on you. I fined this is the best for the money.Originally Posted by BigAk
10-09-2006, 11:00 AM
hahah.... yeah.. yeah I know... I'll get some for sure!!! LOLOriginally Posted by Dr. John
Actually, I have increased my water intake alot, and consequently have not had another episode since then.... Good deal!!!
10-11-2006, 08:14 AM
I was under the impression that the research on Omega 3's indicated that 4 - 6 grams of EPA+DHA per day provided the benefits. If that is the case, one would need to take more than 3 grams of fish oil per day. For example, the soft gels I am currently taking contain 1 gram of fish oil but they only contain 400mg of EPA and 200mg of DHA. If the goal is to get 4 - 6 grams of EPA+DHA per day, one would need to take at least 7 soft gels per day.Originally Posted by pmgamer18
Of course I could be wrong on this and the goal may simply be to reach 4 - 6 grams of fish oil per day. If so, that would save some money. Quality fish oil that is guaranteed free of heavy metals, PCB's, etc., is not cheap.
10-11-2006, 04:15 PM
Flax Seed vs Fish Oil or Both?
Originally Posted by Dr. John
Getting us to take anything consistently is probably like pulling teeth. LOL Not me, though, I am religious about my supplements.
Dr John, do you have an opinion on Flax Seed or Flax Seed Oil in addtion to Fish Oil? I take both (ground Flax Seed in my morning protein shake) and Carlson's at some point during the day.
10-11-2006, 07:16 PM
I always take 1tbs of flax seed oil with my protein shakes without carbs. That's how I get my Omega 3's and 6's. Besides; fat slows down gastric emptying and succumb hunger; and the non-existance of carbs in my shake keeps my insulin really low allowing more fat burning during cardio or without cardio. But, I'm curious to know what other benefits fish oil provides above the omega's found in flax oil!!!
10-12-2006, 02:31 PM
Partly habit, I suppose. I was taking flax seed or flax oil for years before I learned fish oil was probably better in terms of providing Omega 3's.Originally Posted by Dr. John
I've read books by doctors in the past suggesting flax seed was a good source of both fiber and EFA's. I know there is some debate on the benefits of long-, short-, and medium- chain EFA's. If I remember correctly, Fish is long, and Flax is medium. Something about less difficult for the body to break down medium than long being advantageous to some extent.
In practical terms, bottom line, it serves as a bit of fiber and thickening agent in the morning shake. Something I'll continue if there's no disadvantage to doing so.
10-12-2006, 08:14 PM
Taking flax seed oil will help replace the omega 3 content of cellular membrane, but majority of people have trouble converting Flax seed oil to Dha and EPA due to nutrient or other factors. So fish oil would be better solution for these people. If you have insurance you can get RBC fatty acid analysis to take guess work out of things. Majority of people have excess arachadonic acid build and deficient in DHA/EPA causing excess inflammation. Proper ratio of essentail fats in the cell is 4:1 omega 6:3 and in the brain its more 2:1.
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