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A 19-year-old male asked:

Once, after i ran i had faintness, difficulties in breathing, seeing (white image). then the medic gave me glucose and calcium, what were they for?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Two of the most: important and "urgent" reasons for your symptoms...low blood sugar and low calcium. Hope this helps! Dr Z
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Suspected low sugar.: in the short term, low blood sugar is more dangerous than high level and so rapidly giving sugar for suspected symptom is a safer bet. I doubt that u had low calcium--as u likely would have experienced muscle spasm etc...but giving u some MAY reduce the risk of cardiac rhythm trouble. I would recommend checking with doc to see why u had trouble breathing...?asthma? Good luck
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Dr. Umesh Patel
Dr. Umesh Patel commented
Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
Consider seeing a heart specialist for a basic evaluation to exclude any serious underlying problem
Mar 7, 2015
Last updated Mar 8, 2015


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