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Why you feel dizzy during your periods

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Dizziness is a feeling of being off balance, you may notice these symptoms more acutely when you stand up rapidly from a sitting or lying down position and it feels like the room is whirling around you.

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Iron deficiency anemia is one of the most common causes of dizziness during your period. Every month, you lose about 40 milliliters of blood if you have an average menstrual flow and unless you have an underlying condition that causes you to be anemic that is usually not enough blood loss to cause symptoms. However, if you are the type that gets heavy bleeding month after month it is possible for you to become anemic.

When you bleed, you automatically loose red blood cells and RBCs are the oxygen-carrying cells in your body. Your brain is extremely sensitive to even minor changes in oxygen levels in your blood which is why you will most likely experience dizziness when your brain detects this relative lack of oxygen.

Dizziness can also be caused by dehydrated and side effects from over-the-counter drugs.

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You can manage dizziness by eating iron rich foods or taking iron supplements and staying hydrated.

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