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373 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Dizziness, Weak Pulse

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    […] of dizziness (there’s always one that predominates): Syncope / pre‐syncope: feeling of passing out Vertigo: hallucination of rotation or linear movement; spinning Disequilibrium[emergencymedicinecases.com] IHCP was diagnosed and pulse corticosteroid therapy was used to treat this case.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These include, but are not limited to: Laboratory tests should focus on ruling out metabolic conditions that may mimic TIA (e.g. hypoglycemia causing altered mental status[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Myocardial Infarction

    A 73-year-old woman complained of dizziness and fatigue with shortness of breath after carbon monoxide intoxication.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It is often thought to present with a triad of clinical symptoms: (1) intermittent lower extremity vascular claudication, (2) impotence, and (3) weak/absent femoral pulses[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The man was bitten on the left index finger and subsequently developed localized edema followed by hypotension, chest pain, and altered mental status.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    A 77-year-old male presented to our hospital with a 4-day history of severe dizziness, mild chest tightness, and dyspnea. An inferior AMI was diagnosed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Rapid and weak pulse. Perspiration/sweating. The most common symptom is severe chest pain, which often feels like a heavy pressure feeling on your chest.[patient.co.uk] In addition, some patients may have an altered mental status caused by medications or impaired cerebral perfusion.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Hypovolemic Shock

    Symptoms include: Anxiety Low or no urine output Profuse sweating Dizziness Confusion Loss of consciousness Chest pain Tachycardia with weak pulse Hypotension Decreased urine[symptoma.com] Symptoms of shock include Confusion or lack of alertness Loss of consciousness Sudden and ongoing rapid heartbeat Sweating Pale skin A weak pulse Rapid breathing Decreased[icdlist.com] The person feels dizzy and might even lose consciousness. Hypovolemia can hinder the amount of blood that the heart pumps to the organs.[healthguidance.org]

  • Septic Shock

    Signs and Symptoms: You may have a fast heartbeat, low blood pressure, fast breathing, or dizziness. Other signs may be chills, fever, warm skin, sweating, or confusion.[drugs.com] ., spinal cord injury) Endocrinologic (Addison’s disease, myxedema) Hypotension (mean arterial bp Signs of intense peripheral vasoconstriction, with weak pulses and cold clammy[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] CASE REPORT We describe an advanced case of RMSF in a 45-year-old female patient with pet dog exposure who presented with altered mental status, dyspnea, and ataxia progressing[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] There also is fever, dizziness, breathing problems, and a weak, rapid pulse.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.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]

  • 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]

  • Hypoglycemia

    Hypoglycemia, which is characterized mainly by palpitations, dizziness, and sweating, is common and easy to identify.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of Hypoglycemia Symptoms of hypoglycemia include the following: Sweating Rapid pulse Shakiness, dizziness, weakness Decreased coordination Difficulty concentrating[visionaware.org] A hyperglycemic patient with an altered mental status may receive a bolus of glucose.[emedicine.com]

  • Syncope

    They could present with the following: Dizziness (vertigo) or lightheadedness Weakness Loss of consciousness Tunnel vision Pale or sweaty skin Decreased or weak pulse How[ksi.uconn.edu] pulse Dilated pupils Recovery after a vasovagal episode generally begins in less than a minute.[mayoclinic.org] mental status until treated, onset seldom abrupt, sweating, piloerection Usually history of diabetes or insulinoma Fingerstick glucose Response to glucose infusion Psychiatric[msdmanuals.com]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    A 16-year-old healthy boy had sometimes experienced dizziness when looking at the tips of pens.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] pulse Dilated pupils Recovery after a vasovagal episode begins soon after fainting, generally in less than a minute.[fortishealthcare.com] One Sunday I had two episodes and continued to suffer from vertigo and pain into Monday. I went to Doc’s that afternoon and in just one adjustment my dizziness subsided![bakerchiropractic.org]

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