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Falls and faints: what is behind it?

There are sudden drops but not as harmless as it might seem. By chance, in health, does not exist, so should not underestimate the falls and faints, as behind may have a health problem. See what it should.

falls and faints

Dehydration: Losing only 2% of the water reserve in our body produces headache, and can also make us more prone to dizziness and falls. Moreover, loss of fluid – for drink little water, excessive sweating … can result in a decrease in blood pressure, disorientation and instability. It is essential to take at least 8 glasses of water daily.

Hypoglycemia: Glucose is essential for the body to function properly, and including the brain. When a drop of glucose occurs below 50-60 mg/dl, symptoms such as blurred vision, sweating, dizziness may occur. Hypoglycemia should be diagnosed and treated because if left uncorrected can lead to faints, falls and even in severe cases cause a coma. Hypoglycemia can occur if we are too many hours without eating, by a hormonal deficiency or alcohol abuse. If you’re prone to low blood sugar, always brings up candy.

Vision problems: Loss of visual acuity, cataracts or problems adjusting to the darkness may end up falling. In this case, should go to a revision to the ophthalmologist to determine what the problem is.

Ear Problems: Changes in ear can cause dizziness, vertigo and falls. Consult your doctor, because neglecting the health of the ears can take its toll.

Curing bad sprain: Sprains, if not cured well, can cause problems in the long run, and one of them is the most vulnerable to fall and suffer a new sprain. This is due to an alteration in the recognition of the position of the joint.

Hypotension: Having the blood pressure low may cause dizziness. Hypotension affects the brain and other organs, do not receiving enough blood (oxygen and nutrients).

Vasovagal Syncope: A slight loss of consciousness, preceded by a dizziness that may occur under extreme emotions or unusual situations such as coughing or urinating. In these cases, there is a stimulation of the vagus nerve and a reduction in heart rate, which dilates blood vessels, reducing blood that reaching the brain.

Side effect of certain drugs: Drugs such as sedatives, antidepressants, analgesics, antidiabetics may have, among its side effects, feeling faint or fall.