WHY AM I SO DIZZY AND LIGHTHEADED?!

“Healthcare providers say that hallmark signs of nOH, including dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, and feeling faint after standing, can occur at any stage of Parkinson’s disease. People may believe that their nOH symptoms are part of their Parkinson’s and something they have to learn to live with. It’s only once a healthcare provider connects the symptoms of being lightheaded or faint after standing to a drop in blood pressure that an nOH diagnosis may be possible.” (https://www.nohmatters.com/how-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension-occurs/parkinsons-dizzy)

Keith and Linda Hall’s lives are affected by Keith’s nOH symptoms. Read here about what’s happened to them and what steps they’ve taken to live with a difficult but manageable diagnosis.

Lifestyle changes for Keith and others include:*
Drinking more water
Adjusting the amount of salt in your diet
Avoiding carbohydrate-heavy meals, caffeine, and alcohol
Wearing compression stockings or an abdominal binder
Elevating the head of your bed
Slowly rising when standing
Using caution when walking or changing positions if you feel dizzy
Getting regular exercise
(*Ask your healthcare provider for guidelines and advice on lifestyle modifications that would work best for you.)

An upcoming online program can be accessed through the following website, and we encourage you to take the time to register and view it! https://mailchi.mp/d4ee9a4aa1b0/parkinsons-dizzy-or-lightheaded-these-could-be-clues-to-noh-590325?e=2512ff4f1d

 

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