What causes sudden onset of sweating and restlessness during flight journey?
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
Different causes are possible
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
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.
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