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3,901 Possible Causes for Apnea, Giddiness and Lightheadedness, Lip Smacking

  • Focal Onset Impaired Awareness Seizure

    During the remainder of the attack, lip-smacking and swallowing are not uncommon.[] We report a 37 year-old man who had central apnea as the initial manifestation of partial complex seizures associated with oxygen desaturation.[] The seizure may include involuntary movements called automatisms, such as lip-smacking, chewing, hand wringing, picking, and swallowing.[]

  • Absence Seizure

    Signs and symptoms of absence seizures include: Sudden stop in motion without falling Lip smacking Eyelid flutters Chewing motions Finger rubbing Small movements of both hands[] In infancy, some other causes of seizure-like spells include: breath-holding spells apnea gastroesophageal reflux (Sandifer’s syndrome) In later childhood: sleep disorders[] However, automatic movements, avoidance of eye contact and lip smacking are all common in children with autism. Keep a seizure diary of suspected absence seizures.[]

  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    Motor or movement disturbances (called automatisms) may include the following: Rhythmic muscle contractions on one side of the body or face Abnormal mouth behaviors (lip smacking[] Highlights Photo Credit Gracia Lam Personal Health Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences The condition is on the rise because the most frequent cause is obesity, which[] They lose awareness and tend to have a motionless stare accompanied by automatisms -- stereotyped, repetitive, involuntary movements such as lip smacking, chewing, picking[]

  • Syncope

    ., giddiness, lightheadedness, tunnel vision, nausea, spots in the vision).[] smacking or frothing at the mouth (partial seizure) Tongue biting (especially laterally) Blue face Prior to the event: aura (such as unusual smell)  Post-ictal confusion[] […] interrupted breathing or snoring, physicians may recommend an evaluation in a sleep laboratory to determine if there is an underlying and treatable sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea[]

  • Hyperventilation

    […] or giddiness, profuse perspiration, and tingling sensations in the fingertips, face, or toes.[] […] is blunted in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.[] Loss of consciousness occurs in post-hyperventilation apnea, but its pathophysiology remains unclear.[]

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  • Sodium Fluoracetate Poisoning

    Clinical description Exposure to sodium monoflouroacetate might occur through ingestion or less likely, via inhalation. Clinical findings after ingestion of a sufficient amount of sodium monofluoroacetate to cause poisoning usually develop within 30 minutes to 2.5 hours of exposure. However, they might be delayed for as[…][]

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  • Bradyarrhythmia

    METHODS: During a 17-month period 239 patients were found to have sleep apnea in an ambulatory study.[] We report a case of severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a patient with symptomatic daytime cardiac bradyarrhythmia.[] Introduction Sleep apnea-associated bradyarrhythmias contribute to the cardiovascular mortality and morbidity of sleep apnea [ 1 - 4 ] and treatment of sleep apnea usually[]

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  • Mental Disorder

    ., chewing, sniffing, slurping, lip smacking). Misophonia is not listed in any of the contemporary psychiatric classification systems.[] Usually, it manifests through early severe neurological signs a apnea, microcephaly and seizures.[] The onset of MTHFR-D usually occurs during the first year of life, characterized by severe neurological signs, recurrent apnea, microcephaly and convulsions without megaloblastic[]

  • Disorganized Schizophrenia

    Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by frequent episodes of apnea -- stopping breathing -- for several seconds throughout the night.[] This includes lip smacking and chewing movements. About 25-40% of patients who take antipsychotic mediations for several years develop these side effects.[]

  • Gila Monster Bite

    Abstract We report the case of a 40-year-old man who developed life-threatening angioedema and hypotension following the bite of a Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum), a venomous lizard of the southwestern United States. He recovered after treatment with IV fluids, epinephrine, antihistamines, and corticosteroids.[]

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