People living with chronic disease are more likely to feel dizzy or lightheaded as a symptom of their disease or due to medication side effects.
This can increase the risk of falls and impact daily activities.
Sit down until the feeling stops
When sitting or standing, move slowly to avoid falls
Ensure medication is taken correctly, and speak to a pharmacist, nurse, or doctor about side effects
Stay active and exercise daily
Check each day for swelling in stomach, feet, ankles, and legs
Instead of eating a few large meals, eat several small meals during the day
Rest after eating
Sleep with head on a pillow(s)
Avoid very hot places (e.g., hot tubs, hot showers, or baths)
Make sure the home has proper lighting to avoid falls
Wear proper fitting footwear
Have mobility aids (walker, cane, etc.) nearby when standing up
View the Dizziness Storysheet to learn more about what to do when someone is experiencing dizziness.