What causes nausea, dizziness and discomfort in chest?

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Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 in GERD
Question: My husband is 47 and he is experiencing a nauseated and dizzy feeling that starts in his chesst area goes up to his head and then radiates down his left side. He has to sit down before he faints.

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Answered by Dr. Prasad 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
A syncopal attack..

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

From your description, I believe his symptoms are secondary to a syncope. It is a condition where blood pressure drops (due to multiple factors) resulting in dizziness and nausea. Sitting up with low blood pressure will reduce brain circulation and that causes fainting.

Though I am pretty sure he has a syncope, I am not able to figure out the reasons why he develops those.

Generally the usual causes are not sinister. However there are few which need medical attention. So I suggest you discuss about this possibility with your local physician. If your doctor agrees, then please ask for a cardiology referral.


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