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1,002 Possible Causes for Dizziness, Flushing, Lactic Acidosis

  • 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] acidosis, hypokalemia, hypoglycemia, thromboembolic events, and cardiac arrhythmias.[symptoma.com]

  • 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.[healeyhero.co.uk] Cells respond by switching to anaerobic metabolism, causing anoxia, lactic acidosis, and eventual cell death.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • 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] Seven patients developed acute kidney injury, all eight had lactic acidosis and rhabdomyolysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anaphylaxis

    Chest—shortness of breath, cough, wheeze, chest pain, tightness Heart—weak pulse, passing out, shock Gastrointestinal (GI) tract—vomiting, diarrhea, cramps Nervous system—dizziness[web.archive.org] Symptoms of anaphylaxis include an itching of the scalp and tongue, difficulty in breathing because of swelling or spasm of the bronchi, skin flush of the whole body, an abrupt[britannica.com] […] shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, chest pain or tightness Heart - weak pulse, passing out, shock Gastrointestinal tract - vomiting, diarrhea, cramps Nervous system - dizziness[medlineplus.gov]

  • Ethanol

    Blurred vision Dilation (widening) of the pupils Heart and blood: Low blood pressure Nervous system: Agitated behavior Coma (unresponsiveness) Confusion Difficulty walking Dizziness[nlm.nih.gov] After 11 hours of resuscitation, she had skin flushing, lip swelling, tachycardia, and hypotension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient was admitted with severe metabolic acidosis (both ketoacidosis and lactic acidosis, with serum lactate levels of 22 mM).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alcohol Abuse

    On the evening of the seventh day, after taking 10 doses of varenicline, the patient developed severe anxiety, nausea, vertigo, blurred vision, and dizziness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This combination enables the body to flush out drugs and toxins lodged in the fatty tissues, the residues left behind by drug use and drinking.[narconon.org] In our case, the main pathogenesis could be accounted for low systemic perfusion caused by severe alcoholic lactic acidosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Heart Failure

    Any new palpitations or dizziness should be reported. Sometimes the dizziness may be related to the tablets you are taking.[irishheart.ie] […] while feeding, walking, or climbing stairs Loss of muscle mass Failure to gain weight Change in skin temperature and color (tendency to become cold and clammy, or sweaty, flushed[stanfordchildrens.org] In an evaluation of 47 patients with metformin-related lactic acidosis occurring between 1995 and 1996, 43% had a fatal outcome and 91% had 1 risk factors for lactic acidosis[doi.org]

  • Hypotension

    , vertigo, chest pain, acute kidney injury, seizures, heart attacks and both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes [3].[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract A 30-year-old woman at 28 weeks presented with sudden onset of intense headache, epigastric pain, hot flushes, nausea, vomiting, and stiff neck.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sodium Bicarbonate for the treatment of Lactic Acidosis. Chest 2000; 117(1): 260 – 7.[rebelem.com]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    While symptoms of heart failure vary by person, swelling of the legs, irregular heartbeats or other unexplained symptoms like shortness of breath or dizziness could be early[novanthealth.org] You might experience a hot flush (lasting a few seconds) in the area being examined when contrast medium is injected.[insideradiology.com.au] An arterial blood gas analysis showed marked lactic acidosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypovolemia

    The patient may feel dizzy, faint, nauseated, or very thirsty.[en.wikipedia.org] Signs of circulatory overload such as headache, tachycardia, flushed skin, venous distention, difficulty of breathing, increased blood pressure, and cough must be watched[ihealthblogger.com] Lactated Ringer's infusate should not be given in patients with severe metabolic alkalosis, lactic acidosis with decreased lactate clearance, or severe hyperkalemia, and in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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