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What causes light headed and tiredness in children?

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My 10 year old son for the past 2 weeks has been experiencing light headed with tiredness. It seems to be happening daily but only once or twice and lasts for about 30 seconds. Other than that, he shows no other signs of being ill and he's still very active.
Posted Tue, 24 Dec 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 15 minutes later
Brief Answer: multifactorial Detailed Answer: Hi, There are multiple causes for this. You may have to Check the following.. 1 Blood sugar 2- Look for anemia check hemoglobin 3. Check his blood pressure 4. Refractive error of the eyes. 5. As it transient and otherwise he is OK, see whether is related to computer use or video games with too much movement of flashes. Good luck Dr Uma
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