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What does it mean if you get frequent blackouts

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
May mean alcoholIsm: If blackouts occur after alcohol use, consider attending an aa meeting. In any case, consult a physician.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Blood flow : When you get up quickly, the blood pressure drops and there is less blood flow to the brain. See your doctor if persistent.
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Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Drink more fluids: Could be a sign that you are not well hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. If still symptomatic seek medical attention.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: You may not be drinking enough water and dehydration may be causing the symptoms. Try drinking more water, enough so that your urine is watery, colorl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
32 years experience Neurology
Low Blood Pressure: It sounds like you may have low blood pressure called hypotension. See you doctor and ask them to check your BP while lying down and then when standi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Dehydration: Drink some water before sleep if your can -- or sport drinks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Talk with your doc: Maybe your doctor can find out the cause for the blackouts and stop them from happening! then no medical alert bracelet needed. Please see your doc!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
NO: This can come from inadequate fluid intake, anemia or other reasons why your blood pressure may be running low. Increase your fluid intake and maybe a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Stop alcohol: Probably he can not tolerate alcohol .Needs to quit and that may sove the problem. Help him to quit. May need detox and/or medical attention.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: Does it occur as part of a panic attack? Would get his checked out.

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