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Light headed feeling, numb limbs, frozen hands, short of breath. Alzheimers?

i was at work today and i begun to feel light headed and then i started to almost black out, my limbs became numb and tingly, as well as my nose and lips, my hands froze up and they were hard to move. i was disorientated and didn't know what was going on around me like i has suffering from alzhimers. i was short of breath, i feltas though i lost a lot of blood?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I can assure you that your symptoms are not due to Alzheimer's disease.

However, we should exclude a diagnosis of transient ischemic attack (TIA), in which the blood flow to brain is reduced for a while, leading to various symptoms, as you have described.

You should consult a neurologist, get a brain scan done, and get screened for risk factors such as diabetes, high BP, cholesterol, etc.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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