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What causes sudden onset of sweating and restlessness during flight journey?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: around two years back,while travelling in an international flight ,my husband had an incidence of sudden sweating n restlessness n he felt terrible hot for some moments even in absolute cold environment of the flight.he was travelling alone and when he told me it was already two months,I get worried as to why that could have happened.we have not seen any doc for ths.my husband is lean thin and cholesterol levels arevgood.I want your opinion on thid subject please
my husband"s father was a heart patient n diabetic for 26yrs n he passed away last year of 2nd heart attack.my husbands mother is a gastrointestinal patient n has high blood pressure,so do his both elder brothers.
this is just to give you some more info.my husband is currently34 yrs old
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Different causes are possible

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

Actually it is very difficult to diagnose something which has happened two years ago, and no examinations have been done.
But I will try to help you as much as it is possible.
In his age if he is not overweight, has good diet and exercises regularly, he has quite low cardiovascular risk, even if his father had diabetes and heart attacks.
The most common complications of air travel (usually long distance travels) are deep venous thrombosis wich can lead to pulmonary embolism.
But it is quite rare, and happens mainly in patients, who have venous problems or hereditary coagulation disorders.
In case of your husband if he had breathlessness during that episode and following couple of days, we can think about pulmonary embolism. Anyway 2 years have passed and there is nothing to worry if he has no complaints.
If not, it could be simple vegetative reaction, like sudden and abrupt change of blood pressure triggered by pressure changes.
It can also be a panic attack.

Hope I could help you

Wishing a good health to your husband

In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (17 minutes later)
thanku so much doctor.he didnt complain of anythingbpain or discomfort aftrvtht n he has been fine.now in his regular checkups his lipids are good except triglycerides which are bit higher.mainly coz of the stress nowdays at work plus hereditiry causes,I m bit worried abt any thing abnormal.do you suggest some routines to keep such abnormalities at bay?some specific routine exams?
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome back

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

I would advise you to have annual check-ups: ECG and lab tests, and take aspirin for a few days in case he has a planned flight. And the most important thing is to follow healthy lifestyle.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes sudden onset of sweating and restlessness during flight journey?

Brief Answer: Different causes are possible Detailed Answer: Dear Mrs, Actually it is very difficult to diagnose something which has happened two years ago, and no examinations have been done. But I will try to help you as much as it is possible. In his age if he is not overweight, has good diet and exercises regularly, he has quite low cardiovascular risk, even if his father had diabetes and heart attacks. The most common complications of air travel (usually long distance travels) are deep venous thrombosis wich can lead to pulmonary embolism. But it is quite rare, and happens mainly in patients, who have venous problems or hereditary coagulation disorders. In case of your husband if he had breathlessness during that episode and following couple of days, we can think about pulmonary embolism. Anyway 2 years have passed and there is nothing to worry if he has no complaints. If not, it could be simple vegetative reaction, like sudden and abrupt change of blood pressure triggered by pressure changes. It can also be a panic attack. Hope I could help you Wishing a good health to your husband In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask Regards,