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Pushed vehicle for 150 meters. Feeling weak and fainting. Drank water. Felt OK. Suggest?

Apr 2013
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Today after coming from work i found that in my bullet there is no petrol so i started moving around 150meters. i feel lot of breathing then i halt for some time...Once i felt normal then put petrol i started moving in bike...after 5 min i feel like i am going to faint...then i took a glass of water in department store...After 5 min i felt ok...I moved to home...
Posted Thu, 11 Jul 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 27 minutes later
Hi sir and welcome to XXXXXXX Thank you for your query.

this is probably caused by temporary hypotension and oxygen defficieny which is likely to happen after excessive physical activity especially if you were dehydrated and on warm environment. Sometimes during activity our heart may beat irregular for few minutes and it can cause lack of blood flow and lack of oxygen in our brain. This is not harmful in most cases and isn't significant especially in your age.
But, you should have on mind that sometimes it can be sign of certain heart disease,rarely some neurologic disease. Si if this happens in rest, or if you feel fatigue soon after some physical activity, pain in cheat, vision disorder, diZziness or blood pressure abnormalities, you should visit cardiologist for further evaluation. Wish you good health. Regards
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Follow-up: Pushed vehicle for 150 meters. Feeling weak and fainting. Drank water. Felt OK. Suggest? 7 hours later
Daily i am doing walking for 4 KM and i am not feeling any fatigue after that.

you mentioned "isn't significant especially in your age means" you telling i am having some problem.

I am having acidity problem when ever i get tension lots of burp comes during that time i feel little pain in my chest and dizziness but once burp goes i feel normal.

Previously i asked question in healthcare magic...Doctor said i am having Anxiety problem

"Sir / Madam,
I am 35 Years Old and 73Kg weight. Recently I am having problem when ever I am getting tension lots of burping coming and during that time I feel heart discomfort and feel dizziness. Recently I am having symptoms whenever I climb stairs I feel shortness of breath for some time then I feel normal. From the age of 16 I am working out in GYM and I always keep my body fit. I did some online study then I feel that I am having anxiety and depression problem. Three years back my father had a heart attack problem and had surgery. So when ever I have some kind of chest pain I feel I am having the heart attack problem. I did two times heart check in the last 2 years and the result came normal. Recently in my office General health check-up came and the result Bb 60 /100. But they said normal. I forced them to take ECG and result came normal but they said one XXXXXXX has little deviation but nothing to worry. But to rule out have this ECG check again after 1 week. This put me in really worry. In the afternoon after having lunch in the office I feel faint and run to medical room in my office. Doctor came from the camp and checked sugar and BP everything is normal. They mention that I am really worried about the ECG result and nothing to worry, but to rule out have a check after 1 week. But I haven't checked it’s been a 3 weeks now. But when I do brisk walking in the morning I feel good and I am not feeling shortness of breath but only during climbing stairs that too for some minutes. Please suggest me I am having heart problem, or low BP or Anxiety."

Doctor reply
"Hello XXXXX,
Thanks for posting the question here.
Your age is 35 years,
Weight 73 kg ,
Blood pressure 100/60 mm of Hg. ,
Every time E C G came normal.

Your father had surgery for heart attack,
Now a days from last 10-15 years the life style of young in India has changed so much. Adults usually visits gym regularly in our country,so remains fit.

That is the main reason that ,now heart attack is not a hereditary disease,so don't worry at all.
Tension increases acid secretion in stomach.
When more acid in stomach, there is gastritis,
Gastritis develops gas,
Gastritis causes burping as in your case.

You mentioned in query that ,you feel heart discomfort and dizziness.
Actually these two symptoms are also related to hyper acidity ( gastritis) and ANXIETY.
When you climb stairs ,you feel shortness in breath. When we climb over mountain, due to high altitude ( less oxygen compare to ground level ) ,we feel shortness in breath and this is a natural process.Same thing happens during upstairs.

You mentioned that you are a gym goer and physical fit. From last 19 years , you are doing regular exercise ,so no chance of heart attack. Every time when check up was done , your ECG were normal ( little deviation but that was normal). From the last two years , you are passing in TENSION i.e. ANXIETY.

Here I would like to say only one thing, that you are not a patient of heart attack.
Consult a psychiatrist and get in treatment for anxiety and mild depression.

Hope I have answered your query.
If ,further any question I will be happy to help.
Wish you a good luck."

Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
From the description that you have given, it appears that you are having an anxiety disorder like panic attacks. During these attacks you can have all the symptoms that you have described and they are in a form of episode of intense anxiety settling down in 1-4 hours.
You should continue to maintain a healthy life style and should see a psychiatrist.
He may suggest twp types of treatments for you:
1) Psychotherapy: Cognitive Behvaioural Therapy. Some 8-10 sessions weekly will make a lot ofdifference.
2) Medications: Propranolol, clonazepam, escitalopram, fluoxetine etc are very useful for your illness.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.


Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 12 hours later
Hi and welcome.

yes, anxiety can cause such symptoms and you should be aware of it. Anxiety and stress are also one of the main cause of gastritis. It seems like you ruled out heart disease,and you have to believe when ecg says it is normal. But did you evaluate your stomach condition. hiatus hernia is usually associated with gastritis and it causes shortness of breath even in rest,it also causes air trapping in esophagus and often burping. The only way to verify this is to do gastroscopy.
till that,just continue with physical activity, it is best cure for anxiety. Also,try to do things that makes you relaxed. When you feel breathless you just need to breath deeply and lay down with elevated upper body. Of nothing is helpful you should consider some medicines and psychotherapy. Regards
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