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

  • Hypotension

    Clinical presentation was hoarseness, aspiration pneumonia and hypoxemia requiring ventilatory support.[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] Tilt table test - This test is used if you have fainting spells for no known reason.[sharecare.com]

  • 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] 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

    […] from swallowing disturbances and dysphagia further complicated by recurrent aspiration pneumonia.[mrmjournal.biomedcentral.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] Parents should document all unusual events their child experiences such as dizziness, headaches, slurred speech, fainting spells, and numbness or pain in the arms and legs[healthofchildren.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] Patients with POTS can also experience exercise intolerance, nausea, fainting spells, cold sensations in the extremities and shortness of breath.[coloradointegrativeneurology.com] Many individuals with NCS have a mild case, with fainting spells once or twice in their lifetime.[dysautonomiainternational.org]

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type 1

    […] from swallowing disturbances and dysphagia further complicated by recurrent aspiration pneumonia.[mrmjournal.biomedcentral.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] Parents should document all unusual events their child experiences such as dizziness, headaches, slurred speech, fainting spells, and numbness or pain in the arms and legs[healthofchildren.com]

  • X-linked Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    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] 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]

  • 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] 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] If the blue spell is long and your child is less alert, or if your child faints, call 911 or 999 Cyanosis Cyanosis is a purplish-blue colour to the skin.[birth-defect.org]

  • 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] 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]

  • 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] 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] […] occurrences of pneumonia due to aspiration Heart abnormalities These consist of: Dysrhythmias Hypotension or low blood pressure Episodes of high blood pressure and erratically[hxbenefit.com]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    […] suck Pharyngela: Difficulty swallowing, recurrent aspiration pneumonia, cough during meals, weight loss Weakness of jaw when chewing.[sites.google.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] Ocular Double vision, blurred vision, ptosis, disconjugate eye movements Bulbar Palatal: Nasal speech, weak cry, nasal regurgitation of liquids due to palatal weakness, poor[sites.google.com]

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