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40 Possible Causes for Anemia, Drop Attacks, Episodic Blurred Vision

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    The symptoms occur when standing from a seated or supine position and can be associated with: Lightheadedness Disequilibrium Blurred vision or “browning-out” of the vision[sentadocs.com] The case of a patient who developed aseptic meningitis, hemolytic anemia, hepatitis, and orthostatic hypotension simultaneously during treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] OH is defined specifically as a 20mmHg drop in systolic, and/or a 10mmHg drop in diastolic BP within 3 min of standing.[clinicaltrials.gov]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    […] you see only what's in front of you Nausea Feeling of warmth A cold, clammy sweat Yawning Blurred vision During a vasovagal syncope episode, bystanders may notice: Jerky,[fortishealthcare.com] […] kah-pe ] faint. adj. adj syn copal, syncop ic. cardiac syncope sudden loss of consciousness, either with momentary premonitory symptoms or without warning, due to cerebral anemia[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] It has many causes, and is distinct from vertigo, seizures, coma, falls, psychogenic pseudosyncope, drop attacks, transient ischaemic attacks, and states of altered consciousness[bestpractice.bmj.com]

  • Syncope

    […] you see only what's in front of you Nausea Feeling warm A cold, clammy sweat Yawning Blurred vision During a vasovagal syncope episode, bystanders may notice: Jerky, abnormal[mayoclinic.org] […] kah-pe ] faint. adj. adj syn copal, syncop ic. cardiac syncope sudden loss of consciousness, either with momentary premonitory symptoms or without warning, due to cerebral anemia[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] It has many causes, and is distinct from vertigo, seizures, coma, falls, psychogenic pseudosyncope, drop attacks, transient ischaemic attacks, and states of altered consciousness[bestpractice.bmj.com]

  • Micturition Syncope

    vision, palpitations and flushing.[sjkdt.org] Caused by temporary cerebral anemia, syncope is followed by loss of consciousness, which may not be complete.[encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com] Differential diagnosis of Blackouts • Syncope • Epilepsy • Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures •Cataplexy  Drop attack • Transient CSF obstruction • Transient ischaemic attack[slideshare.net]

  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome

    She noted dizziness, blurred vision and lightheadedness just prior to the event.[onlinejacc.org] Laboratory tests showed elevated serum creatinine, elevated triglycerides, and slight anemia, without creatinine kinase elevation.[thoracickey.com] […] symptoms (diplopia, bilateral visual loss, drop attacks, etc).[accesssurgery.mhmedical.com]

  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

    Symptoms may include, but not be limited to: dysarthria; headache; paresis of one or more of the extremities; blurred vision; and the "drop attack."[forum.newhob.com] Testing to establish this diagnosis is individual to each patient, but usually will include blood tests for anemia and diseases of the circulation, an MR or CT angiogram test[dizziness-and-balance.com] The patient may suddenly become weak at the knee and crumple (often referred to as a “drop attack”).[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Autonomic Dysreflexia

    vision Stuffy nose Anxiety Upset stomach (nausea) Goose bumps Triggers of AD episodes The most common triggers of AD episodes are the following: A bladder problem.[fairview.org] Additional potential complications include anemia, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and unattended delivery.[acog.org] Contenuti: Diagnosis of neurological disease -- Episodic impairment of consciousness -- Falls and drop attacks -- Delirium -- Stupor and coma -- Brain death, vegetative state[worldcat.org]

  • Hypoglycemia

    vision Headache Trouble performing routine tasks Note: Symptoms can vary from person to person and episode to episode.[visionaware.org] Spurious hypoglycemia, hyperkalemia and hypoxemia in chronic hemolytic anemia. Isr J Med Sci. 1990 Nov. 26(11):606-10. [Medline]. Jokinen CH, Swaim WR, Nuttall FQ.[emedicine.com] Knowing the symptoms & causes of hypoglycemia can help you avoid a hypoglycemic attack. What is hypoglycemia?[web.archive.org]

  • Acute Hyperventilation

    She also complained of dizziness, blurred vision, and numbness in her lower extremities during the event, and a 5 min prodromal episode of paraesthesia in her nose and toes[academic.oup.com] Anemia Anemia is the condition of having less than the normal number of red blood cells or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin...[medicinenet.com] Hyperventilation causes carbon dioxide levels in your bloodstream to drop. This imbalance causes your blood vessels to constrict.[calmclinic.com]

  • Disorder of Basilar Artery

    Sometimes called “mini-strokes,” TIAs are temporary episodes of headache, dizziness, tingling, numbness, blurred vision, confusion, or paralysis that can last anywhere from[texasheart.org] Testing to establish this diagnosis is individual to each patient, but usually will include blood tests for anemia and diseases of the circulation, an MRA (MR angiogram) test[tchain.com] Symptoms may include, but not be limited to: dysarthria; headache; paresis of one or more of the extremities; blurred vision; and the "drop attack."[dynamicchiropractic.com]

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