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Heartburn and lightheadedness; what does it mean?

Heartburn and lightheadedness; what does it mean?

Different things: Both symptoms might not necessarily be associated, heartburn could be dyspepsia, lightheadedness could be anything. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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What does it mean to be sweating blood?

What does it mean to be sweating blood?

Being nervous: It is just an expression. People don't sweat blood. Another common phrase is sweating bricks....Also not a human process! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have palpitations?

What does it mean to have palpitations?

Heart beat sensation: Palpitations refer to an awareness of you heart racing or pounding, too fast or slow.. Heart palpitations can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or an underlying medical condition. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have sudden hand tremors?

What exactly does it mean when you have sudden hand tremors?

Sudden hand : Tremors can be due to the onset of a neurologic problem, a change in metabolism change in medication, and many many other things sometimes things that seems sudden actually come on gradually but i noticed when they start. Most tremors are not harmful however you should talk to your pcp about this and make sure that it doesn't represents something that needs attention. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia, symptoms, causes, and what does it feel like to have?!

What is hypoglycemia, symptoms, causes, and what does it feel like to have?!

It means too little: Blood sugar. You can faint - feel ill, and weak. You can get a blood glucose monitor and have yoru doctor or nurse show you how to use it. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when someone is experiencing irregular heart palpitations?

What exactly does it mean when someone is experiencing irregular heart palpitations?

Missig or early beat: Usually regular heart beat is 1 to 1.5 seconds apart. If any beat come earlier or later than regular time, it is called irregular heart beat. Mose common cause in healthy individual is low potassium. Take k-dur 20 meq, one tablet daily for 3 weeks and you will feel better. If this does not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean abdominal swelling and pmdd?

What does it mean abdominal swelling and pmdd?

PMS: Pmdd usually means premenstrual dysphoric disorder which means feeling bad just before a period starts. This can often be associated with abdominal swelling or bloating. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is "neck weakness" and what does it feel like?

Could you explain what is "neck weakness" and what does it feel like?

Exactly: what it sounds like. You can't hold your head up without it feeling like or actually falling forward or backward without your control. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have sporadic headaches?

What does it mean to have sporadic headaches?

Cluster headaches: These are headaches that come in clusters and sometimes weeks apart. As with all severe headaches, the cause is mysterious. These often more common in men and can be terribly painful. ...Read more

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What is dizziness? Why does a person feel dizzy?

What is dizziness? Why does a person feel dizzy?

Subjective feeling : Many possible causes, depending on your age, the list of most likely causes will vary. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i keep shaking and having cold sweats?

What does it mean if i keep shaking and having cold sweats?

Many things: If it occurs often you need help with your anxiety/ panic disorder. If it is new you may have an infection. If you have pain it could be a broken bone, blood loss, appendicitis, and much more. If you have no insight review this with your doctor and pursue therapy. Menopause can also contribute to the drama. Also get your thyroid checked. Always avoid alcohol and drugs ; drink water. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have migranes and blurred vision?

What exactly does it mean when you have migranes and blurred vision?

Visual migraine: The vision component of a migraine is usually self limited and fades away within 30-45 minutes. Rarely is there a long term consequence to these transient vision problems. When they occur, keep your eyes closed, and / or go to a dark room until they pass. ...Read more

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My heart is racing, shaking, and sweating what does this mean ?

My heart is racing, shaking, and sweating what does this mean ?

Heartbeats : The electrical system of the heart sends regular pulses to the heart muscle to signal it to contract. Many things can disturb this natural rhythm eg electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium or magnesium), excessive stimulants eg caffeine, alcohol, nasal decongestants, certain asociated conditions such as mvp (mitral valve prolapse), anxiety, hormonal fluctuations, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hands are cold? Does it indicate a low metabolism, bad circulation or something else? Please say all possible causes.

Possibly Raynaud's: For some this may represent raynaud's syndrome, a spasm of the small vessels of the hands most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors. Classically it is described as cold hands which first turn "ghost white" and then become purplish in color, most often trigged by the cold. I would suggest seeing a vascular surgeon to test for circulatory problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have postural hypotension?

What does it mean to have postural hypotension?

Low on standing: Normally the blood pressure is actually slightly higher when you stand up. Autonomic nerves cause the blood vessels to constrict and slighly overshoot so that the blood pressure goes up a little. So it is abnormal for your blood pressure to go down (hypotension) when you stand up. There are many reasons why this occurs, so tests are needed to figure out the cause so that it can be treated properly. ...Read more

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What symptoms does tyroid disease causes when it overactivr?

What symptoms does tyroid disease causes when it overactivr?

Many, including: Sudden weight loss, rapid heartbeat and/or irregular heartbeat or pounding of your heart, increased appetite, nervousness, anxiety and irritability, tremors, sweating, changes in menstrual patterns, increased sensitivity to heat, hanges in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements, anenlarged thyroid gland, fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, fine, brittle hair. ...Read more

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What does a freezing cold face sweating and dizzy mean?

What does a freezing cold face sweating and dizzy mean?

Possible pre-syncope: Pre-syncope means pre-fainting. If one is dehydrated or if one has a vasovagal reaction (low heart rate and low blood pressure simultaneously), prior to fainting, the skin becomes cool and moist as the body tries to maintain blood pressure by keeping most of the blood flow to the brain and central body. To prevent fainting, lie down to get your head down; drink a tall glass of water to raise bp. ...Read more

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Would pheochromocytomas cause episodes or attacks of symptoms or would the symptoms (tach, sob, sweating, elevated bp, dizzy, flushed) be constant?

Would pheochromocytomas cause episodes or attacks of symptoms or would the symptoms (tach, sob, sweating, elevated bp, dizzy, flushed) be constant?

Generally episodic: Initially the symptoms are episodic but may become constant. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pheochromocytoma/basics/symptoms/CON-20030435 ...Read more

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My blood sugar fasting is usually around 70-100 but I experience symptoms like shakiness, sweating and dizziness. I'm waiting for a dr app.

My blood sugar fasting is usually around 70-100 but I experience symptoms like shakiness, sweating and dizziness.  I'm waiting for a dr app.

Does eating help?: If those symptoms go away when you eat food or drink a sugar-containing fluid, then they might still be due to low blood sugar. While waiting for appt, try cutting down on refined carbohydrates and sugar: sweets, white bread, processed cereals. These cause a spike in blood sugar and then a spike in insulin, which makes your blood sugar drop. Could cause your symptoms. Eat high-protein food instead ...Read more

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33 years, male, my husband is feeling dizzy, had breathing problem last night,vomited little & excessive sweating . can it be symptom of stroke?

33 years, male, my husband is feeling dizzy, had breathing problem last night,vomited little & excessive sweating . can it be symptom of stroke?

Asked and Answered: Your question has ben repeatedly answered. Your husband needs urgent health care. He no longer needs the internet. If he will not go with you to the hospital then please call 911. ...Read more

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I recently lost a close friend, and I have had some weird symptoms. I have had dizziness, pale skin, sweating, and a headache. Is this a minor shock?

I recently lost a close friend, and I have had some weird symptoms. I have had dizziness, pale skin, sweating, and a headache. Is this a minor shock?

Presyncope: Sounds like you may be experiencing presyncope. This occurs when your blood pressure drops and can occur during periods of anxiety. Drink plenty of fluids, eat a well balanced meal and get some rest. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. ...Read more

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Got Pap smear for the first time. Found it painful. I experienced sudden dizziness, extreme sweating, fatigue afterwards. What does this mean?

Got Pap smear for the first time. Found it painful. I experienced sudden dizziness, extreme sweating, fatigue afterwards. What does this mean?

Vasovagal: Basically, it means you're alive and properly sensitive. Let your physicians in the future know that you "got a little bit vagal" on your first. Congratulations on this milestone -- it's saved lots and lots of lives. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a variety of symptoms lately such as dizziness,headaches,excessive sweating,etc and my urine smells like "Cat Urine" I read o?

I have been experiencing a variety of symptoms lately such as dizziness,headaches,excessive sweating,etc and my urine smells like "Cat Urine" I read o?

?Question: Your question was cut off, but with your symptoms you mentioned, you could be getting dehydrated, causing the dizziness, and a concentrated urine that could smell different than you are used to. See your Doctor and get well soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of hypoglycemia every time I am hungry or have just eaten. Dizziness, sweating, blurred vision etc) happens every day. What could it be?

First, check sugar: With fingerstick testing at onset of symptome to determine if it is really low sugar causing symptoms if 4-5 houres after eating, especially sweets, then this id late post-meal hypoglycemia due to abnormal Insulin secretion pattern most respond to staying away from sweets, some need meds- dpp-4 ihibitor it is a warning re: risk for overt diabetes in future. ...Read more

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Do I need to see a doctor about my overdose of tramadol hydrochloride? Having never taken it previously, I took 9 50mg capsules last night. Since then I have suffered from dizziness, headaches, shaking, sweating and sickness. These symptoms have decrease

Do I need to see a doctor about my overdose of tramadol hydrochloride?

Having never taken it previously, I took 9 50mg capsules last night. Since then I have suffered from dizziness, headaches, shaking, sweating and sickness. These symptoms have decrease

You're one lucky....: lady that, while you suffered significant side effects, you didn't lose consciousness or worse....It's also a good sign that the symptoms are decreasing. What you need to see a doctor about is your apparent intentional overdose of a medication that could have killed you. Talk to a trusted adult and get professional help, please! ...Read more

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I have had chest pains for a while now, sweating, dizziness, shortness of breaths, headaches is this symptoms of anxiety, nervous to go to the doctor?

I have had chest pains for a while now, sweating, dizziness, shortness of breaths, headaches is this symptoms of anxiety, nervous to go to the doctor?

Complicated: 20's female with chest pains, shortness of breath, sweating, and headaches has to be concerned for mitral valve prolapse, medication side effects, hyperventilation, panic attacks, pots, hyperthyroidism, and other concerns. A doctor is needed to sort this out. ...Read more

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I recently had these symptoms: bad headache, dizzy and light headed, sweating then vomiting. it lasted about 2 hours and after i vomited i felt better?

I recently had these symptoms: bad headache, dizzy and light headed, sweating then vomiting. it lasted about 2 hours and after i vomited i felt better?

? Food poisoning: Sounds like food poisoning. If symptoms do not recur, you may just wish to make a note of what you are before the vomiting and avoid that. If symptoms recur it would be prudent to see a doctor.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Female, 36, very intense cramp-like symptoms; feels like need to use bathroom but can't; then dizzy, then feel faint. Lie on floor. Hot towel to stomach helps. Heavy sweating. Lasts 5-10 min. Ideas?

Female, 36, very intense cramp-like symptoms; feels like need to use bathroom but can't; then dizzy, then feel faint. Lie on floor. Hot towel to stomach helps. Heavy sweating. Lasts 5-10 min. Ideas?

Abdominal cramps: These cramps, did they occur once or several times? The differential is quite wide and more information is needed. If they have occured repeatedly, you need an evaluation to see what is causing them. ...Read more

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What does it mean when hands go numb, get dizzy, and wake up in the sweats?

Need evaluation: It sounds like you need to undergo a thorough exam, your blood pressure, EKG checked, and have a full panel of tests for blood glucose, thyroid,etc. There are a number of possible explanations. Keep a diary of what triggers the symptoms, what medications you take including supplements, and what other symptoms are present. Your MD can determine what other diagnostic tests are necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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For the past month i've been experiencing excessive sweats, faint, dizzy, nausea, and numbness in my hands. These symptoms have increased lately?

For the past month i've been experiencing  excessive sweats, faint, dizzy, nausea, and numbness in my hands.  These symptoms have increased  lately?

This needs medical : New onset of multiple symptoms requires prompt medical attention - something may have changed metabolically, hormonally or even neurology. Sometimes these can also be anxiety symptoms, but there really is no way to doagnose this without seeing a doctor and running medical tests. The symptoms are strongly stating in chorus, see a doctor! hopefully it will be a simple problem/solution. ...Read more

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Sweat bee sting caused swelling, dizziness, cold sweats and nausea, but no SOA. Symptoms releaved in 1-2 hours. Normal reaction or something worse.

Sweat bee sting caused swelling, dizziness, cold sweats and nausea, but no SOA. Symptoms releaved in 1-2 hours. Normal reaction or something worse.

Concerning ..: The symptoms you describe are more suggestive of a severe reaction to bee venom and possible bee venom allergy. Because of the severity of symptoms, I would encourage you to seek input from your primary care doctor, as they may refer you to an allergist for bee venom allergy testing. Remember, your next reaction to a bee sting could be even worse if this is a true allergy. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats , hot flashes , coughing , stuffy nose , short of breath , headaches , body aches., dizziness?

My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats , hot flashes , coughing , stuffy nose , short of breath , headaches , body aches., dizziness?

infection: Sounds like a cold, flu or some type of infections. I would maintain good hydration, tylenol/ibuprofen as needed. If the symptoms don't improve or get worst, see your primary care for an examination and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause unexplained dizziness followed by heavy sweating?

What would cause unexplained dizziness followed by heavy sweating?

Vasovagal reaction: An overactive vagal nerve reflex can slow down the heart and lower the blood pressure. This usually goes away in minutes when the head is lowered down to the heart level by simply lying down. In someone with hypertension, this could be do to a reaction to your blood pressure medications. Your doctor show know about this. ...Read more

Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more