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I have had back pain that comes and goes but when it comes my heart starts racing and i get dizzy. What could that mean?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on May. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Fainting and Dizziness During Pregnancy

    Many women feel dizzy or lightheaded when pregnant. Typically this is not something to worry about and usually the result of rapidly rising levels of blood pumping through your body. During pregnancy our bodies undergo many remarkable changes. Women's hearts are capable of pumping more than double the normal capacity of blood throughout the body. The circulatory system also expands to accommodate your growing uterus and baby.

    During pregnancy women's blood pressure typically rises and falls. During mid pregnancy the blood pressure may drop significantly, only to rise to its normal level by about the time of delivery. All of these changes can contribute to dizziness or lightheadedness.

    You have probably been told more than once to take it easy during pregnancy. Your best bet for combating lightheadedness and dizziness is in fact, taking it easy. You'll want to be sure

    Answer by hug4akiss at 12:35 AM on May. 2, 2009

  • You'll want to be sure you take your time when rising to avoid blacking out unexpectedly.

    Tips For Managing Dizziness and Faintness During Pregnancy

    If you do feel dizzy or faint during pregnancy your best bet is to lie down for a bit until you feel well again. If you don't you risk full out fainting. While you won't be the first woman to ever grace the floor unexpectedly while pregnant, you may find the situation a bit embarrassing. Not to mention you may end up with an unpleasant lump on your head from fainting.
    If you tend to feel dizzy at night you may find you feel better simply by laying on your left side. This will help maximize the amount of blood flowing through your heart and the rest of your body

    Answer by hug4akiss at 12:37 AM on May. 2, 2009

  • I copied and pasted that so sorry about all the spaces....if taking it easy doesnt help id talk to my doctor about it

    Answer by hug4akiss at 12:38 AM on May. 2, 2009

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