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Dr. Austina Cho
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Fainting From Exertion (Overview)

Fainting from exertion is a clinical finding in which a person loses consciousness and collapses during exercise. This can occur due to a heart issue or dehydration.


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What causes faintness? Not exercising enough?

What causes faintness? Not exercising enough?

Complex answer: If this has happened more than once you need to see your doctor to determine what is going on and the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
7 doctors shared insights

Fainting From Exertion (Overview)

Fainting from exertion is a clinical finding in which a person loses consciousness and collapses during exercise. This can occur due to a heart issue or dehydration.


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My son aged 12 yr has his palm itching with faint red color for 2 weeks now. Kindly give advice for treatment please?

My son aged 12 yr has his palm itching with faint red color for 2 weeks now. Kindly give advice for treatment please?

First find the cause: Important first to find the cause. Has your son been exposed to any new skin care products, chemicals or other products? When does the itching occur? Does he have itching elsewhere? Is his skin peeling? Does he have any other symptoms? These are all questions to discuss first with your doctor before deciding upon treatment. ...Read more

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Feeling like i'm going to faint almost everytime when i stand right after i lay down. What should I do to get rid of this?

Feeling like i'm going to faint almost everytime when i stand right after i lay down. What should I do to get rid of this?

Orthostatic : Hypotension is the most common explanation for this. The autonomic nervous system regulates blood pressure responses to position. If you have been lying flat for a while then jump up, sometimes the blood pressure doesn't keep up and blood flow takes a while to get to your brain. This happens with some meds. The best thing to do is to sit awhile before standing to let blood get to the brain. ...Read more

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How to prevent nervousness, as i always faced increased heartbeats, sweaty armpits and faintness. Please help doctor.

Breathing: You may want to try diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing. If you add mindfulness techniques to the breathing techniques you may be amazed with the results. ...Read more

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Dizziness or faintness for 5 months. I get tingling sensation near scalp then lightheaded. I have hypertension and heart palps.

You need evaluation: You have been having faintness and dizziness for 5 months and lighthededness and history of high blood pressure and heart palpitation.You should be evalated for all these, your BP should be controlled, cause of your palpitation found and treated and investigations done for lightheadedness, faintness, and dizziness you should talk to your doctor and may need cardiac and neuro consult as well.So go. ...Read more

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What causes faintness? Not exercising enough?

Complex answer: If this has happened more than once you need to see your doctor to determine what is going on and the cause. ...Read more

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I have continuous faintness, nausea and dizziness?

I have continuous faintness, nausea and dizziness?

Meniere's disease: Do you feel like motion-sickness? It depends if your symptoms are associated with sudden head movements, it is possible you have benign vertigo or a kind of vestibular disorder in your inner ear. If your symptoms last for more than several days, you are advised to talk to your doctor for further evaluation. Some anti-nausea medications are quite effective to control your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more