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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes dizziness and rapid heart beat?

okay so im 43 and my whole body shakes all over when i start to get up and it feels like some 1 is standing on my chest the world feels like its shaking fast its hard to see my eye sight is becoming poor it feels like there is a fog in my brain and and i feel like im going it faint my heart beats really fast then suddenly slows to like 2 beats light and my heart feels heavy and arms and limbs are really weak some tomes when im out about i get small shake but i got to tell myself not to bend down this has been getting worse since march 2011
Mon, 19 Sep 2016
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Cardiologist 's  Response

Thank you for asking on HCM!

Your symptoms could be related to orthostatic hypotension.

I recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical exam and some tests:

- a Head UP Tilt test for orthostatic intolerance
- complete blood count for anemia
- fasting glucose and HbA1C for diabetes
- blood electrolytes
- thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid dysfunction
- cortisol plasma levels for possible adrenal gland dysfunction.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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