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Speaking Up About Dizziness
There are many causes of dizziness, including a poor nutrition, heat exhaustion and some medications. Tell your doctor if you often feel dizzy or lightheaded.
Have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Sometimes a drop in your blood pressure can happen when you get up from a lying or sitting position. This is called postural hypotension. Ask your healthcare provider to test for this by taking your blood pressure with you lying down and then standing up. If this happens, be careful and change your position slowly.
Dehydration can make you dizzy. Drink 6-8 glasses of fluids including water each day or as directed by your healthcare provider.
The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program
The NB Trauma Program is comprised of dedicated partners who are committed to help reduce injuries, provide coordinated trauma care, education and research opportunities. Our formal partners include the NB Department of Health, Horizon Health Network, Vitalité Health Network and Ambulance NB. The NB Trauma Program also has many community partnerships, mainly in the area of injury prevention. These partnerships include police and fire services, schools, non-profit agencies and charitable organisations that focus on wellness.
The Program recognizes that both rural and urban trauma centers, formal and community partners are all an essential part of our system and a key to our success. For more information, please visit our website at www.NBTrauma.ca.
For more information on government programs and services for seniors, their families and caregivers please contact:
Toll Free Senior Line
If you or someone you know requires non-urgent health advice or information, call Tele-Care. A registered nurse will assess your needs and provide information, education and/or advice as required. For access to this confidential and bilingual toll-free telephone service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please contact:
In an emergency, call 911 or visit the local emergency department.