Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
141 Doctors are Online

Episode of dizziness, blackout for a few minutes after drinking water on a hot day. Cause?

a couple of days ago i had a drink of water and i felt really dizy. i walked around a bit a i slowly lost my eye sight. within 5 minutes i had completly lost my eye sight and i could barly walk. i layed down and my friend brought me some water. after an hour i was ok, but what happened to me also it was really hot that day and i felt like i was about to faint
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  39
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician, Critical Care 's  Response
Welcome to healthcaremagic.

The description fits with 'vasovagal syncope'. This means in simpler terms an episode of giddiness, followed by loss of balance and sometimes fall. There is sudden reduced blood supply to brain due to low blood pressure and hence transient loss of eye sight.

However, it would be advisable to see a physician as certain medical problems like rhythm disturbances need to be ruled out.

Occasionally, low blood sugar/heavy physical exertion/ very hot and moist weather can also lead to this.

I hope your physician will check you over and will be better able to guide you further in this matter.

Dr Tejas Shah
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor