What Causes Dizziness When Standing Up?
Dizziness when standing up can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose dizziness when standing up, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "dizziness when standing up" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Salt Need
- Adrenal Fatigue
- PMS C
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
severe fatigue after slight exertion
being a "night person"
rotten egg burps
history of postpartum depression
poor mental clarity
much lower back pain
... and more than 170 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of dizziness when standing up:
|Mitral Valve Prolapse
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the General Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about feeling dizzy when standing up:
Do you ever feel dizzy / faint / lightheaded when standing up or sitting up suddenly?
→ Don't know
→ Never / very rarely
→ Occasionally - several times per year
→ Often - several times per month
→ Always or almost always
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either no dizziness when standing up or dizziness when standing up, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as: