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1,168 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Dizziness, Flushing

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    […] your co-ordination will be seriously impaired, placing you at high risk of having an accident you may stagger around or feel unstable on your feet you'll feel drowsy or dizzy[nhs.uk] A Alcohol flush reaction ‎ (1 C, 12 F) Drunken people in art ‎ (22 C, 152 F) D Drunk driving ‎ (5 C, 61 F) F Drunken females ‎ (6 F) H Hangover ‎ (2 C, 19 F) M Drunken males[commons.wikimedia.org] Debra Posted Tue 28th of October, 2014 16:35:08 PM When patient's present to the Emergency Room intoxicated with altered mental status or ALOC, they may receive services to[supercoder.com]

  • Heat Stroke

    Associated clinical manifestations such as extreme fatigue; hot dry skin or heavy perspiration; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; disorientation to person, place, or time; dizziness[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] His renal output was minimal until he was cooled and given a large fluid flush.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Exertional heat stroke was defined as runners with a core temperature measured with a rectal thermometer greater than 102 F and altered mental status.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    We report an unusual case of dizziness caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. A 55-year-old man was referred to an ENT surgeon with dizziness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nicholas Wilkinson thought it had been cause by a ‘flushed kittie’ (a blown out shot), which blew down the stopping and blew the gas into the men's lamps.[web.archive.org] It then progresses to altered mental status, unsteady gait and ataxia (inability to make coordinated movements.)[medictests.com]

  • Epilepsy

    These 'peaks' may be associated with side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness and lack of coordination.[dx.doi.org] These 'peaks' may be associated with side effects such as dizziness, double vision, drowsiness, unsteadiness and poor co‐ordination.[doi.org] Five patients experienced five adverse events when prescribed IR CBZ: dizziness, drowsiness, hand tremor, stomach cramps and vomiting.[dx.doi.org]

  • Heat Exhaustion

    Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin, as well as: headache nausea dizziness weakness exhaustion.[sharecare.com] Symptoms include dry, hot, and flushed skin—dark or purple in color; dilated pupils; rapid, weak pulse; shallow breathing; and high temperature that may be in excess of 106[hunter-ed.com] Heatstroke is an emergency that can lead to syncope, altered mental status and even death. It requires immediate medical attention.[chw.org]

  • Islet Cell Tumor

    She reported dizziness and had recorded low capillary blood glucose despite discontinuing her diabetic medication prior to admission.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] heartbeat, muscle cramping and weakness, and decreased reflexes Too little acid in the stomach, which can cause digestive problems and poor absorption of vitamins and nutrients Flushing[cancer.net] Symptoms include lots of watery diarrhoea, dehydration, high calcium levels in the blood and a flushed face.[pancreaticcancer.org.uk]

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome

    If you experience sudden fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness or muscle aches, immediately discontinue tampon use and consult with your doctor.[michigan.gov] Areas that could contain the bacteria, such as surgical wounds and the vagina, are flushed out with water (irrigated).[merckmanuals.com] We report the case of a 45-year-old Japanese woman who on receiving chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer developed an altered mental status and dysarthria soon after fever[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypoglycemia

    Hypoglycemia, which is characterized mainly by palpitations, dizziness, and sweating, is common and easy to identify.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early signs of hypoglycemia: Sweating Racing heartbeat Flushed face Anxiety Hunger pangs Late signs of hypoglycemia: Headaches Dizziness Lightheadedness Confusion Difficulty[hopkinsmedicine.org] A hyperglycemic patient with an altered mental status may receive a bolus of glucose.[emedicine.com]

  • Adams-Stokes Syndrome

    An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, fainting, and sometimes convulsions.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] After the episode is resolved, the patient typically reports flushing.[symptoma.com] […] paleness prior to the attack and flushing after it particularly characteristic.[ipfs.io]

  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome

    […] or dizziness.[ninds.nih.gov] Carcinoid tumors produce serotonin degradation products that lead to flushing, diarrhea, and breathing difficulty.[merckmanuals.com] mental status to coma.[doi.org]

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