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Charles_Wolfe
Saturday, September 30, 2006, 4:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Can anyone tell me what may be missing from or appearing too much in my diet, to cause that real light headed feeling when you stand up?  Sometimes it sure is worse... Thanks everybody and you stay positive!
Charlie
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did you not have this before following BTD?


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I have hypotension as well (basically blood pressure that's too low).  One thing to watch could be that you're eating food regularly enough and that you're cholesterol is high enough.  Generally mine gets worse if I forget to eat or if my cholesterol levels get too low.

Also, stand slowly and get out of bed really slowly of a morning (ie sit on the side of the bed for a while then stand after a couple of minutes).  
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low bp= more salt-intake daily
please go for more proteindrinks in you day currently and exercise most you might support.....breathing
in by your nose...out by the mouth but when it blurres you, so please slow down and continue just a bit calmer
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Charles_Wolfe
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I don't think it's from blood pressure. I am only about 23, but I do have real bad knees.. Yeah it was bad today that's for sure! I don't think it's really from BTD..  I was thinking it's some kinda potassium or mineral imbalance or something, not enough water would def. be a contribution too I would think that would help..

Charlie

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fainting when you stand up is often a sign of low blood pressure.

dizzyness can be caused by a lack of potassium/magnesium


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add a pinch of sea salt to your daily water intake for better hydration and absorption.


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sounds like good feedback, but I recall it can be connected to low adrenal function....have had it....so another place to look.
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some liver and adrenal support will help you
get through:
milk thistle as well as antioxidants

and vit C, carotenoids, and selenium perhaps.
have you checked the protocols?


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Quoted from jayney-O
sounds like good feedback, but I recall it can be connected to low adrenal function....have had it....so another place to look.




Maybe u should check for anemia/low Iron ...


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Quoted from jayney-O
sounds like good feedback, but I recall it can be connected to low adrenal function....have had it....so another place to look.


Poor adrenal function would be my guess. I am struggling w/ adrenal failure right now and being dizzy when you get up is a definite sign of this problem. Fainting, my goodness, that's really drastic.  I would def check into the adrenal thing.
Two good things to check out:
http://www.drlam.com/A3R_brief_in_doc_format/adrenal_fatigue.cfm#2
and
Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.

How are you doing these days Charles W?



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Are you in otherwise good health?  Do you often get vigorous exercise?

If both of the above are true, then could just be low electrolytes, dehydration or low blood pressure.  Getting checked for anemia is worthwhile too...to see if you need more iron or B vitamins.  


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Blood pressure can vary greatly throughout the day. It could be low blood pressure. Medical speak for it is Orthostatic Hypertension.

Getting up slowly (take over 2 minutes) to sit up in bed (or up from a chair), stabilize and then attempt standing up, stabilize & then try to walk.

If you feel like you may fall (faint) make sure there's nothing to hit your head on (in range) if you go over.

You can get a home blood pressure cuff at the drug store that fits on your wrist. My mom got one at Costco.

Hypotension (low blood pressure) is not age related generally.

If you are dehydrated you may get a headache, feel dizzy &/or have tenting of the skin. If your skin is slow to spring back after pinching the back of your hand you need to drink more water. Adults should get over 8 Cups a day. A 200 pound person should have 12 cups.


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Hi Charlie,

your post brought back old memories of me speaking to a surgeon about this problem.  He snickered and then asked if I had been part of a rowing crew.  No-o-o, said I. (I assume he once was and then had similar problems when he was younger.)  He said that this often happened with very fit athletes who stop sports activities.  The heart doesn't move blood as quickly, so when a person moves too quickly not enough blood reaches the brain as quickly as before.  His recommendation was to move slower (until the heart re-learns a more sedentary way)!!!!!!!!!

hope this helps ...........

John


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