A 18-year-old female asked:
i feel bloated, breathless, dizzy, confused, and nauseous. i just ate a lot, but was fatigued before eating. i fear cardiac arrest. er?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ronda Alexander answered
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Risks?: At your age, unless you have a heart condition, you should be at very low risk of cardiac arrest. Some things that can increase your risk include nutritional imbalances from an eating disorder and being exposed to drugs that affect your heart, like cocaine. If you have some exposure to these or other unusual circumstances, then you should seek emergency care.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
Dr. Nestor Del rosario answered
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Rest and relax: When you are bloated, gas goes up to your esophagus and could be breathed in and cause your feeling of sob. The fear causes hyperventilation, dizziness, faintish feeling and some numbness of face, fingers and feet. The nausea is simply from the belatedness. Drink some fluid if can, have some antacid and relax. Your risks at 18 is low.
Answered on Dec 15, 2013
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