My blood pressure has always been on the low normal side (98/54 one day); 106/72 another. I thought about the BP, but since the lightheadedness remains a constant, I don't think this is the reason for it - hence the not mentioning it. I "feel" that it's in my blood - sounds crazy, but true. As for the anemia, I have normal iron levels - just a bit low RBC. Hemocrit/Hemoglobin normal (low normal). Another concern is my Bun & Creatinine levels rose during this blood work. They've always been pretty constant & now they are higher than I've had, BUT AGAIN, STILL WITHIN THE NORMAL RANGES. I've read that 1) RBC - low can cause lightheadedness, but again, docs need to get to the underlying cause of the low RBC & since I do not "lose blood" on a monthly basis anymore, the chances of me being iron-deficient anemic are quite low.
2) Kidney disease can cause lightheadedness. I really am fearful of this because Mom was diabetic & ended up with renal failure due to that. I am NOT DIABET
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Why do you think you can't be anemic just because you are postmenopausal? Bleeding and anemia can be caused by lots of things including slow internal bleeding. It could be from an ulcer, esophageal erosion, it could be from the lower GI tract or all kinds of possibilities. Since your blood levels are off some you need to talk to your doctor about this and see if he thinks this warrents further investigation or not. As for the lightheadedness you need to see the doc and get this looked into further. Since it is a problem for you don't rest until the doc figures out what is going on. As for kidney diseas this is something your doc can check for. Because your mom was diabetic you are at a little greater risk of developing it which I realize you are aware of. Have your doc figure out what is going or get a referral to someone who can help you. Good Luck.
- 1 decade ago
I know that not eating properly can cause lightheadedness. You need to have a healthy diet and eat regularly. If you do this then l would go to my Dr and ask for a full blood screen just to rule out iron etc.
Also stress and anxiety can cause this to.
- SandraLv 44 years ago
That is very strange. I had the same problem about 3 years ago. I must have been lightheaded for about half the school year! But no pressure in my ears. Perhaps it's just stress from school or work. I hope with proper stress management you can feel better.
- rkilburn410Lv 61 decade ago
Have you had your ears checked if they are infected this can cause light headiness, as well as vertigo problems and an infected ear does not always hurt