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Suffering from lightheadnesses and numbness in hand and feet. Diagnosed as dehydration. Any suggestions?

My husband has been suffering from lightheadnesses and numbness in the hands & feet for a few weeks now. The first time this happened he was in the ER for 6 hours and they said it was dehydration . Two bags of fluid and some other stuff we left. While he was there the EKG was keeping record of his heart which got down to 51 beats a min with alarms going off but they still let him go. He as of today is still having symptoms and it going to a heart doctor. Any suggestions.?
Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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Welcome to HCM!

I have read your question and from that there are few important points-from few weeks your husband has lightheadedness, numbness in hands and feet, EKG has reduced pulse rate.

From all this one thing is almost ceratin that it is not just dehydration, as it would improve at least for some time with fluids.

Had I been at your palce I would definittely take him to a cardiologist for consultation.
You have not told anything more about his EKG reading which must be having some essential information (about the cause and type of heart problem)or his blood pressure reading.
However, from the symptoms I feel that he may require an ECHO, along with some blood tests.
Till you see a doctor I want that he should avoid any sternous exercise (it wont harm him in any way to take rest).

I wish him good health and hope answer helps you in dealing with this.
Feel free to ask more questions.
Dr. Manisha Gopal.
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