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be light-headed

To feel dizzy, as if one might faint. I'm light-headed because I stood up too quickly. Your mother needs to sit down, she's light-headed all of a sudden.

feel light-headed

To feel dizzy, as if one might faint. I'm feeling light-headed because I stood up too quickly. Your mother needs to sit down because she feels light-headed all of a sudden.
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Sports drinks can help athletes avoid dehydration and other heat-related problems such as early fatigue, heat cramps, lightheadedness and heat exhaustion.
What's left is a kind of dull depression, a lightheadedness that sometimes makes us feel giddy, like we're standing on the edge of self-destruction.
Other symptoms include lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or chest pain.
Medications--particularly multiple ones--are a second notable risk factor," continues McKenzie, considering many of them can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, poor balance, and postural hypo-tension.
Amantadine, however, is more likely to cause side effects such as lightheadedness and inability to sleep more often than does rimantadine.
It was only on leaving that I discovered four hours had passed without my realizing it at all, save for some lightheadedness due to hunger.
The symptoms reported in these studies - which included muscle weakness, headaches, and lightheadedness as well as sweaty palms - are all signs of nervousness.
Only rarely did people experience noticeable effects such as dizziness or lightheadedness, the researchers said.
The subjects reported nausea, lightheadedness, and headaches.
A This kind of lightheadedness can be a minor problem resulting from a sudden drop in blood pressure when you stand up.
Side effects may include low blood pressure accompanied by feelings of dizziness and lightheadedness, an irritating dry cough, and increased potassium levels.
It can suggest lightheadedness (such as when one is near fainting), vertigo (a sense of spinning sometimes associated with inner ear problems), a sense of imbalance, giddiness (like the proverbial baby on a swing), confusion, agitation or anxiety.
The condition, in which a patient's heart is smaller than it should be, is more common in women than men, and is characterized by a rapidly increasing heartbeat and lightheadedness or fainting when a person moves from lying down to a standing position.
Common (experienced by up to 20 percent of users) side effects of these drugs are headache, dizziness or lightheadedness, and flushing.
Patients with Type 1 atrial flutter may exhibit symptoms including palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness and fainting.