Can signs of clammy sensation, weakness and nausea along with diarrhea indicate heart attack?
may be an infection of the gastrointestinal tract
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Nausea, clammy sensation, weakness can occur in a heart attack though diarrhea is not as common.
It is possible that he may have an infection of the gastrointestinal tract. Viral or bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal tract can cause nausea, diarrhea, weakness and a clammy feelings.
Additional symptoms such as vomiting, may occur, if symptoms related to infection. This usually lasts less than a week though has been known to go onto 2 weeks.
Treatment of infection of the gastrointestinal tract consists of--(1)holding off solid food till there is a 4 hour window with no symptoms eg no diarrhea , no nausea
When this time passes, he would first start back with small portions of dry foods like bread or biscuits.
(2)using enough fluids to replace the fluids and electrolytes that are lost
(3)probiotics can sometimes help as well. This can be in the form of plain probiotics or yogurts with probiotics
If he has a history of heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes or high cholesterol, family history of heart disease or he has a history of smoking for a long period- then he should be seen.
if there is any chest pain, shortness of breath or palpitations, then he should be seen
I hope this helps
Patient smokes 3 cigars per day. No signs of high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Takes Humira injections every other week for plaque psoriasis. Earlier reported diarrhea was minimal and no further occurrences.
We are in Florida for next 9 weeks (home is Indiana) so that's why I'm seeking your advice. Thank you.
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