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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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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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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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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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Fainting (Definition)

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