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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

Feeling Faint (Definition)

Faintness is a description of the initial manifestations of a syncopal spell where one loses consciousness for a few seconds usually. This is often due to drop in blood pressure, provoked by a noxious stimulus, but can be seen in dehydration. Initial general malaise, light-headedness, dizziness, contraction and darkening of vision, responding to recumbent posture. ...Read more


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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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How to get rid of fainting spells?

How to get rid of fainting spells?

Fainting spells: First try to find out the cause of the spells, and when do they occur. This may help with the cause. People can faint due to cardiac or neurological causes, so if you determine that you are not having seizures then we look to see if your heart is structurally normal. If it is normal then we look for causes or associations. ...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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I'm 5 foot 8 inch and weigh 115 I have a heavy period passing large clots. I'm feeling unsteady what can I do to stop this? Am I at risk to faint?

I'm 5 foot 8 inch and weigh 115 I have a heavy period passing large clots. I'm feeling unsteady what can I do to stop this? Am I at risk to faint?

See your doc: If you are feeling weak and dizzy you should be seen. .. Your blood levels may be dangerously low... You need a pregnancy hormone test, a blood count, and after that they can figure out what to do to decrease your bleeding. ...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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2 second palpitations occuring every 10 mins or so for hours post workour after I started 1.5hr daily intense exercise again 2 days ago. No faintness.

2 second palpitations occuring every 10 mins or so for hours post workour after I started 1.5hr daily intense exercise again 2 days ago. No faintness.

Be seen: I would sure be seen and you may benefit from an echocardiogram and/ or a stress test. There are numerous reports of even high level athletes who have congenital and developmental cardiac conditions that manifest themselves during exercise. ...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

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How can I reduce faintness and fatigue while working out?

How can I reduce faintness and fatigue while working out?

Hydration: Most people forget that they need to drink fluids well in advance of doing vigorous exercise. Exercise causes the arteries and veins to expand which can lower blood pressure and make people feel tired and lightheaded. If you exercise in the morning, make sure you are well hydrated the night before. Avoid caffeine and high sugar energy drinks which can give quick bursts but result in dehydration. ...Read more

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Will low sugar be causing extreme dizziness and faintness?

Will low sugar be causing extreme dizziness and faintness?

Yes: Blood sugar below 70 commonly causes this. However rapid drop in blood sugar, even if still above 70 can do the same things. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant faintness, nausea and dizziness?

Not normal: You need further evaluation, at the very least blood tests. Other imaging tests of blood flow to your brain might help. Low blood pressure or another heart condition could be a concern. Reactions to medicines or ingested foods might be the cause. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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What might cause faintness, numbness, pain, and lightheaded drowsy and really abnormal feeling only while laying?

What might cause faintness, numbness, pain, and lightheaded drowsy and really abnormal feeling only while laying?

Many things: Could be anxiety or medical problems. I suggest you see your family physician. Make sure you ask your family members if they have ever had anything like this. Also does this only happen when you are falling off to sleep or coming out of sleep. If so make note of this. Does your heart skip beats? Start taking your BP first sitting then standing am, noon, 6pn, hs with pulse and axial temp. Keep a log. ...Read more

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Scrotal hernia for 10 years and now faintness feeling when getting up after laying down. Is this serious and are they related?

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Scrotal hernia for 10 years and now faintness feeling when getting up after laying down. Is this serious and are they related?

Here are some...: It is overdue to hang around with a hernia for more than 10 years; it is too long especially in the US. Now is the time to confirm what it may be, hydrocele or inguinal hernia or cyst? To get these done correctly is not that hard by following instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC..... ...Read more

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What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

Multiple: Multiple things, but tops on the lists are neurological promblems like acoustic neuroma or multiple sclerosis; concussion or meniere's disease.
Exposure to carbon monoxide or drugs: cocaine, asprirn, motrin. High blood pressure can cause these symptoms. So can ear problems like perforated tm and
tmj. ...Read more

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Can the vagal nerve or vagal response be overactive or malfunction? Because whenever I eat anything I get very lightheaded, faintness, pale and shaky.

Vagal Nerve Problems: Yes, an exaggerate vagal nerve response can contribute to dizziness. Probably, this happens when the vagal nerve causes the heart rate to slow down.

If this happens any more often than rarely, go see your doctor. You need to exclude irregular heart rate rate, fluctuation in blood pressure, and sudden rising or falling blood sugar - three reasons for dizziness around meals. ...Read more

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I get faintness after exercising, heartbeat feels faint, feels as not enough blood going to head, not low blood sugar as have eaten, have to lie down,?

I get faintness after exercising, heartbeat feels faint, feels as not enough blood going to head, not low blood sugar as have eaten, have to lie down,?

Multiple: Factors at play. It is advised to obtain a complete history and physical exam with your primary doctor, including full laboratory panel, EKG and possible see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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On 90mg cymbalta (duloxetine) a day, I'm switching to lexapro. Dr said to take 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine) and 20 mg lexapro a day for a week. Is this ok? I feel faint/bad! How relieve faintness? Is serotonin syndrome a concern?

On 90mg cymbalta (duloxetine) a day, I'm switching to lexapro. Dr said to take 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine) and 20 mg lexapro a day for a week. Is this ok? I feel faint/bad! How relieve faintness? Is serotonin syndrome a concern?

Talk to doc: Serotonin syndrome is always a concern but your psychiatrist usually takes this in to consideration while switching from one serotonin acting drug to another. If you have any concerns call the doc and explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms: break out into a cold sweat, hands start shaking, feeling of faintness, heart races. Out of theblue onset of symptons?

Symptoms: break out into a cold sweat, hands start shaking, feeling of faintness, heart races. Out of theblue onset of symptons?

Check blood sugar: I would first have my blood glucose level checked, these signs are consistent with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), but can also mean other things, but first thing's first. Next I would have a cardiac evaluation and this would include an examination of your thyroid function. You should see your primary care doctor soon. ...Read more

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I'm taking a ¼ of 15 mg Roxicodone, (oxycodone) can this cause a anxiety, sweating, faintness? If so, How long will these symptoms last?

I'm taking a ¼ of 15 mg Roxicodone, (oxycodone) can this cause a anxiety, sweating, faintness? If so, How long will these symptoms last?

Roxicodone (oxycodone) and < 3 %: Body as a Whole: abdominal pain, accidental injury, allergic reaction, back pain, chills and fever, fever, flu syndrome, infection, neck pain, pain, photosensitivity reaction, and sepsis.
Cardiovascular: deep thrombophlebitis, heart failure, hemorrhage, hypotension, migraine, palpitation, and tachycardia.
Digestive: anorexia, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dysphagia, gingivitis, glossitis, and nausea and vomiting.
Hemic and Lymphatic: anemia and leukopenia.
Metabolic and Nutritional: edema, gout, hyperglycemia, iron deficiency anemia and peripheral edema.
Musculoskeletal: arthralgia, arthritis, bone pain, myalgia and pathological fracture.
Nervous: agitation, anxiety, confusion, dry mouth, hypertonia, hypesthesia, nervousness, neuralgia, personality disorder, tremor, and vasodilation.
Respiratory: bronchitis, cough increased, dyspnea, epistaxis, laryngismus, lung disorder, pharyngitis, rhinitis, and sinusitis.
Skin and Appendages: herpes simplex, rash, sweating, and urticaria.
Special Senses: amblyopia.
Urogenital: urinary tract infection. ...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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What could these symptoms indicate (for a woman)? Bloated belly, cramp, cold sweat, faintness, feelingl like need to go to bathroom?

Are you pregnant?: Your symptoms may indicate irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, a "dumping syndrome", maldigestion, pelvic inflammatory conditions, urinary tract infection, gallbladder or pancreatic disease. Since you're a woman, pregnancy is a possibility. Avoid gut stimulants (like caffeine), fizzy drinks, gas-forming foods, add water-soluble fiber, eat healthy, exercise, re-evaluate your meds & see your doctor. ...Read more

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Faintness nausea diarrhea light pain around belly button all occasional but have been going on for at least a month. Blood after wiping after BM once?

Faintness nausea diarrhea light pain around belly button all occasional but have been going on for at least a month. Blood after wiping after BM once?

See your doctor: You have general nonspecific symptoms so you need to have a full history, physical and lab workup to see what the most likely cause is......to ease your mind, none of it is alarming but bares investigating just the same. ...Read more

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This is Napoleon Vance, my mother Maebrel Vance is taking this drug Lisinopril and is suffering from the side effects of dizziness, faintness, lighthe?

Low blood pressure: She is probably having low blood pressure from the medicine. You need to monitor the BP in AM and Bedtime and of low then the dose should be adjusted ...Read more

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What is the outlook for a person diagnosed at 21 with ventricular septal defect with symptoms (just below80% lung function, neasua, faintness, rapid hr)?

What is the outlook for a person diagnosed at 21 with ventricular septal defect with symptoms (just below80% lung function, neasua, faintness, rapid hr)?

Depends on VSD size: The prognosis for a 21 year old diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect (vsd) depends upon the size of the defect. With a large vsd, there is a greater likelihood that the defect has produced elevated pulmonary artery pressures and vascular resistance that may not be reversible. If the vsd is small, however, the pulmonary artery pressures are likely normal with a good longterm prognosis. ...Read more

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Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Go to emergency room: If these are all new symptoms, and you have no other medical reason for them you need to be seen now. All of these could be seen in someone having a panic attack but unless this has happened in the past and you have been diagnosed with this disorder do not assume. There are many other reasons and some of them serious why you could be having these symptoms. Seek help in getting to the er. ...Read more

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Watery milky white CM period due but hasn't started. Also been experiencing episodes of nausea and faintness. Miscarried in jan. Could I b pregnant?

Watery milky white CM period due but hasn't started. Also been experiencing episodes of nausea and faintness. Miscarried in jan. Could I b pregnant?

Worth checking: Even if you may not be pregnant, you need to get this checked out. Another concern is infection after the miscarriage, consult GYN ASAP. ...Read more

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Ate breakfast and then 45 minutes later, dizziness, faintness, nausea, shaking etc. Ambo came and took my blood sugar it was 3.9. Why low after food?

Ate breakfast and then 45 minutes later, dizziness, faintness, nausea, shaking etc. Ambo came and took my blood sugar it was 3.9. Why low after food?

Low glucose: You were clearly had hypoglycemia (h) and are not diabetic on medications. The possible causes of h, in your case are, too much alcohol, severe illnesses of the liver, such as severe hepatitis, can cause hypoglycemia. Another cause is a rare tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma) may cause overproduction of insulin, resulting in hypoglycemia. See a physician for help with your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fainting (Definition)

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