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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: my son who is 47 keeps falling and breathing hard, what could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 26 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Does your son lose consciousness when he falls? Are there any abnormal movements of the face, hands or legs? Is there history of fits any time in the past.
If any of these is present then he requires to have EEG and / or CT scan of the brain.
If these are normal he would require EKG and Holter monitoring to know if the fall is related to an abnormal heart beat.
Do let me have your input to proceed further.
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