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What Causes Dizziness, Nausea And Diarrhea?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: my husband is dizzy, clammy nauseus and some diarrhea. this came suddenly. Is this a serious concern? He is 78 on blood pressure medication and is type 2 diabetic -under control with diet. Otherwise, very good shape.
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions for cardiac evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your message. I think I can help you.

In a diabetes patient , I suggest getting a cardiac evaluation done immediately.
The symptoms have started suddenly. In diabetic patient, cardiac condition may present with symptoms other than chest pain.
These are called equivalent symptoms and include breathlessness, palpitations, fatigue, and sometimes even mild diarrhea.
I should tell you that there are other possible causes. But this being most urgent needs to be considered urgently.
Get to a cardiologist or to an ER urgently.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Best of luck.
Dr Mittal.
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What Causes Dizziness, Nausea And Diarrhea?

Brief Answer: Suggestions for cardiac evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi, I am Dr Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you. In a diabetes patient , I suggest getting a cardiac evaluation done immediately. The symptoms have started suddenly. In diabetic patient, cardiac condition may present with symptoms other than chest pain. These are called equivalent symptoms and include breathlessness, palpitations, fatigue, and sometimes even mild diarrhea. I should tell you that there are other possible causes. But this being most urgent needs to be considered urgently. Get to a cardiologist or to an ER urgently. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.