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175 Possible Causes for Fainting Spells, Leg Cramp, Syncope

  • Hyperventilation

    One must rely solely on a very careful history and elicit time of onset and place to get a possible lead if it is a patient complaining of having had “fainting spells,” “heart[aafp.org] We present the case of a patient who presented with recurrent syncope.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Cramps: - How to get rid of cramps : How to get rid of cramps breathing exercise - Leg cramps at night : Two easy solutions (Earthing and reduced breathing exercise).[normalbreathing.com]

  • Heat Cramp

    Number: Extreme heat kills 618 people every year," 9 July 2018 According to the Harford County Health Department, heat illness takes many forms, including heat fatigue, heat syncope[merriam-webster.com] Common night leg cramps should be distinguished from a condition that causes leg cramps while walking.[everydayhealth.com] It's vital that you take steps to cool down when the mercury rises, to avoid heat fatigue and exhaustion, heat syncope (sudden dizziness), heat cramps , and heat stroke (when[encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Acute Hyperventilation

    One must rely solely on a very careful history and elicit time of onset and place to get a possible lead if it is a patient complaining of having had “fainting spells,” “heart[aafp.org] Syncope or seizure may be provoked by hyperventilation. [6] Paresthesias occur more commonly in the upper extremity and are usually bilateral.[emedicine.medscape.com] Cramps: - How to get rid of cramps : How to get rid of cramps breathing exercise - Leg cramps at night : Two easy solutions (Earthing and reduced breathing exercise).[normalbreathing.com]

  • Syncope

    […] for syncope is identified.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Rare side effects include slight weight gain, very high blood pressure and leg cramping. Leg cramping is caused by low potassium.[cincinnatichildrens.org] General Information Syncope, often referred to as a fainting spell, is the abrupt and brief loss of consciousness due to a temporary lack in blood flow to the brain.[utmc.utoledo.edu]

  • Hypoglycemia

    We present a case of an 85-year-old man who presented to the endocrinology clinic with symptoms of "fainting spells after large meals."[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 64 year-old African female was brought to the emergency room with a 1-month history of recurrent syncope, weight loss, and abdominal bloating.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There is often blurring of vision, nasal congestion, ringing in the ears, numbness and tingling of the hands, feet or face, and sometimes leg or foot cramps.[fibromyalgiatreatment.com]

  • Anemia

    Cardiovascular symptoms include syncope, dyspnea, orthopnea, palpitations, and angina.[web.archive.org] People may have severe stomach cramps and clotting in the large veins of the abdomen and legs. Symptoms often occur in episodes (paroxysmally).[merckmanuals.com] Severe anemia may cause painful lower leg cramps during exercise, shortness of breath, and chest pain, especially if people already have impaired blood circulation in the[merckmanuals.com]

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    , the most common cause of syncope.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] You should always watch for signs of decreased circulation, which could include discoloration of the skin , as well as pain or cramping, and numbness of the lower legs and[webmd.com] This is different from a syncope caused by cardiac problems because there are known triggers for the fainting spell (standing, heat, emotion ) and identifiable prodromal symptoms[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    Cardiac vasovagal syncope has the highest number of mortality while non-cardiac syncope doesn’t have such high mortality.[symptoma.com] Head-up tilt of bed 45 Head-up tilt of bed (often will need footboard) Hypotension, sliding off bed, leg cramps Elastic support hose Requires at least 30–40 mm Hg ankle counterpressure[circ.ahajournals.org] Vasovagal syncope is characterized by simple fainting spells .[rscdiagnosticservices.com]

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    […] during periods of inactivity (restless legs syndrome) Leg cramps Craving nonfood items (pica) or ice to suck or chew on Pale lips, inner eyelids, and the inside of your mouth[babycenter.com] Signs and symptoms Patients with iron deficiency anemia may report the following: Fatigue and diminished capability to perform hard labor Leg cramps on climbing stairs Craving[emedicine.com] Other symptoms include: Shortness of breath Dizziness Headache Pale complexion Palpitations Chest pain Irritability or poor concentration An unpleasant urge to move your legs[babycenter.com]

  • Panic Attacks

    "Hyperventilation-Induced Syncope: No Need to Panic." Clinical Medicine and Research 1.2 (2003): 137-139. Friedlander, A.H., S.R. Marder, E.C. Sung, and J.S. Child.[medicinenet.com] Dizziness or weakness An out-of-body feeling Tingling or numbness in your hands, arms, feet or legs Chills or hot flashes Sense of unreality or dreamlike sensations A person[familydoctor.org] ., palpitations, dyspnea, syncope) Mitral valve prolapse Pulmonary embolus (e.g., dyspnea, hyperpnea, chest pain) Asthma (e.g., dyspnea, wheezing) Hyperthyroidism (e.g., palpitations[emedicine.medscape.com]

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