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Dizziness with fainting spells. Sudden weight gain. Fluctuating blood pressure levels

My 83 yr old mother has been having dizzy, feeling faint spells every few days. She is very weak and feels like she cannot get enough air. We have taken her to the er and now the doctors are running test. Her blood pressure is 101/62. She takes 2 types of BP pills and now the dr. has stopped the water pill all together until next app. in a wk. She is looking dehydrated. What could be the cause of her feeling this way. She has also gone from 130lbs. to 174 within a month
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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hi.i have gone through problems of your mother.frequent feeling of dizziness may be due to cardiac also may be due to decreased hemoglobin in do an ecg and echocardiography.i also advise blood test for hemoglobin and free t3,t4,tsh for her as she is gaining weight.give her plenty of water per mouth and monitor blood pressure regularly.please inform me further about her condition and do the tests i have advised.bye
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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