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Posted on Tue, 8 Dec 2015 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I am 49 male smoker, I have night sweats, I am on blood pressure medication which has been under control for over five years. After I eat about an hour or so later I feel like I need to take a nap, What might be causing nights sweats. Also I have dizzy spells with a sudden on set and will last a few minutes to ten or more. Blood work has indicated border line diabetes in the past
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Following advice.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

My opinion is that your symptoms may be related to the following disorders:
- lowering of blood glucose during nigh which is common in patients with pre-diabetes.
- transitor ischemic attack or stroke which may explain the dizzy spell.

If you were my patient I would recommend to do as follows in order to exclude diabetes and stroke:
- fcheck asting glucose and two hours after eating levels
- measure Hba1c levels ( all this exams will serve to evaluate diabetes)
- carotid ultrasound examination
- head CT scan

Hope this will be of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu

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