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A blackout is a symptom in which a person faints. Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness due to a drop in the blood supply to the brain. A blackout can also mean an episode of temporary loss of vision (one's view turns to black) due to a drop in the blood supply to the head and eyeballs, without fully fainting.
Vertigo ?: Sudden blackouts on getting up quickly could be from sudden drop of blood pressure , or middle ear infection. To start with these two common causes should be ruled out. Then look for other causes, vascular disease, heart disease, brain pathology. ...Read more
I get lightheaded everyday and sometimes blackout and fall to the ground for a short period of time, can this be treated?
Hopefully: You need to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. Blacking out is never a normal symptom. You could be having any number of issues, the most likely may be an abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 little extra salt for now. See your physician for blood testing and physical exam to make sure you don't have anemia or other problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know a friend that has series of blackout , when this occurs he is no longer himself for some few seconds. What could this be and it's there a cure?
Likely epilepsy: This may represent a complex partial seizure. The repetitive episodes could be of great risk, but can be controlled with modern medications. Need to have neurological consultation asap. In the meantime, no driving, use of power equipment, activities at heights. ...Read more
Migraines I want to know how to get rid of them and why is it that I only feel better when I'm eating or chewing on something?
Migraine and chewing: Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, weakness, visual disturbances, blurry vision, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even partial blackout may be present during the episodes. Chewing ameliorates stress-induced suppression of hippocampal long-term potentiation. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more
Wht would cause me to blackout while jogging on treadmill? Didn't pass out, just had blacked out vision. How can I prevent this in the future?
See details: Frequent syncopal episodes or fainting spells have several possible causes. This issue requires a detailed medical evaluation and you should have that evaluation done asap. The underlying cause may be a serious one. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Blacking out can be caused by a variety of conditions or situations, some minor and some potentially very serious. If he looks ok now, would see his doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. If sick then to er now. Good luck! ...Read more
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