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11 Possible Causes for Fainting Spells, Headache, Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    A 64 year old woman presented with persistent and severe symptoms due to recurrent aspiration pneumonias associated with oesophageal reflux.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] the following: Cough Fever or chills Malaise, myalgias Shortness of breath, dyspnea on exertion Pleuritic chest pain Putrid expectoration Nonspecific symptoms including headache[web.archive.org] An 80-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with recurrent right-sided aspiration pneumonia, found on barium swallow to be due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arnold Chiari Malformation

    Exertional headaches in patients with Arnold-Chiari malformation (ACM) are well described. We report four patients with Type I ACM and recurrent headaches.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] You may suffer from fainting spells that are unexpected, so you can’t walk frequently or work in a hazardous industry.[disability-benefits-help.org] […] from swallowing disturbances and dysphagia further complicated by recurrent aspiration pneumonia.[mrmjournal.biomedcentral.com]

  • Hypotension

    Clinical presentation was hoarseness, aspiration pneumonia and hypoxemia requiring ventilatory support.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It is commonly known that headaches are induced by intake of specific food, drink, and/or additive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] you have: Chest pain Shortness of breath When to call your health care provider Call your health care provider right away if you have any of the following: Dizziness or fainting[fairview.org]

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type 1

    Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2011;15(3):157-163.[consultant360.com] You may suffer from fainting spells that are unexpected, so you can’t walk frequently or work in a hazardous industry.[disability-benefits-help.org] […] from swallowing disturbances and dysphagia further complicated by recurrent aspiration pneumonia.[mrmjournal.biomedcentral.com]

  • Dysautonomia

    pneumonias due to aspiration, Inability to tolerate lower oxygen levels Kidney: dehydration with elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN), poor kidney blood flow, salt wasting,[childlifesociety.org] Symptoms, including dizziness, headaches, fatigue, joint pain, anxiety, and intolerance of heat or cold, are often significant and difficult to sort, especially in terms of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients with POTS can also experience exercise intolerance, nausea, fainting spells, cold sensations in the extremities and shortness of breath.[coloradointegrativeneurology.com]

  • Familial Dysautonomia

    pneumonias due to aspiration, Inability to tolerate lower oxygen levels Kidney: dehydration with elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN), poor kidney blood flow, salt wasting,[childlifesociety.org] We aimed to evaluate the symptoms of headaches in FD patients and to test the hypothesis that these patients will have a low incidence of migrainous headache.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms vary, and may include: Swallowing problems in infants, resulting in aspiration pneumonia or poor growth Breath-holding spells, resulting in fainting Constipation[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Muscular Atrophy

    Bulbar involvement predisposes the person with spinal muscular atrophy to recurrent aspiration pneumonia, due to weakening of the muscles necessary for efficient swallowing[encyclopedia.com] No major complications and one minor complication were reported; the minor complication was a post-procedural neuropathic headache that was attributed to procedural positioning[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Synonym(s): tabetic arthropathy Charcot laryngeal vertigo - fainting as a result of a coughing spell, most often occurring in heavy-set male smokers with chronic bronchitis[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • X-linked Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    UMLS symptoms related to Spinal Muscular Atrophy: seizures, tremor, back pain, pain, headache, syncope, chronic pain, sciatica, vertigo/dizziness, sleeplessness GenomeRNAi[malacards.org] Long QT Syndrome Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical system that predisposes individuals to irregular heartbeats, fainting spells and sudden death[aetna.com] Bulbar involvement predisposes the person with spinal muscular atrophy to recurrent aspiration pneumonia, due to weakening of the muscles necessary for efficient swallowing[encyclopedia.com]

  • Congenital Tracheomalacia

    Diagnosis of an H-type fistula can be significantly delayed because the only symptoms may be frequent episodes of pneumonia due to recurrent aspiration .[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu] […] would not prescribe my son one of these monitors because his case was not severe enough and there would be too many false alarms on the monitor which would be more of a headache[share.marchofdimes.org] spell, your child may suddenly feel uncomfortable; be cranky or less alert; breathe faster and deeper; turn blue, especially around the mouth and face; faint; or feel faint[birth-defect.org]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    […] suck Pharyngela: Difficulty swallowing, recurrent aspiration pneumonia, cough during meals, weight loss Weakness of jaw when chewing.[sites.google.com] […] telangiectasias Mitochondrial myopathies 1 per 8000 population Exercise intolerance Proximal girdle muscle weakness Extraocular muscle weakness Peripheral neuropathy Migraine headaches[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Dizziness and fainting spells should not be neglected as this could be due to a block in the electrical conduction of heart. This can prove to be fatal if ignored.[muscleatrophy.net]

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