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A 32-year-old male asked:

Fainted once while jogging. specialists done tests - nothing wrong. recently ran and when feel heart rate up and dizzy. feared fainting. panic attack?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Running: You may possibly need to be more hydrated. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids wher exercising.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Faint: Lots of possibilities including panic. Without more information can't say. Ask your docs who know you what they think.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Exertional Syncopy: Biggest concern is to rule out a heart rate and rhythm issue and to evaluate for the most common cause of sudden death in athletes in the us, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. First rule these out with an ekg, holter monitor and heart echo. Other issues can involve hydration, electrolytes, sugar, or autonomic nerve problems which can effect your blood pressure and nutritional delivery to the brain.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013


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