Lightheaded? Top 5 reasons you mightfeel woozy

Dehydration, medication side effects, sudden blood pressure drops, low blood sugar, and heart disease or stroke may be to blame.


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Feeling woozy, lightheaded, or a little faint is a common complaint among older adults. Although it's not usually caused by anything life-threatening, it could be, so you need to be careful.

"Don't ignore it. Even if the lightheadedness does not have a serious cause, it could lead to serious injuries from a fall. And at the worst, the cause may itself be life-threatening," says Dr. Shamai Grossman, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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