Have you ever experienced that dizzy feeling when you stand up too quickly?
Well not only does it throw us temporarily, it could have devastating implications as we grow older.
Scientists warn people who get dizzy when they stand up suddenly are at greater risk of dementia.
Low blood pressure when standing up – known as orthostatic hypotension – increases the risk of the debilitating condition by 15 per cent, a study found.
People who get dizzy when they stand up quickly are at higher risk of dementia, experts warn
The condition, which can trigger head rush, is known to cause transient cerebral hypoperfusion – reduced blood flow to the brain.
Decreased flow can contribute to brain dysfunction in elderly people, experts believe.
Researchers from Erasmus Medical Centre, the Netherlands, evaluated 6,200 people without dementia over a period of 24 years.