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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What makes an elderly person sick and faint?

Doctor my father has been sick and has fainted whilst he has been sick. This has happened several times this morning. He was drinking the night before but not a lot, maybe 6 or 7 pints of beer. He has not eaten anything in the last 18 hours (yesterday evening dinner) or so. His face is not pale and he is breathing normally. Could you explain the cause of this?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014
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Hello
Your father is sick and fainted , he drinks beer on previous night . The reason of such symptoms may be .
1 Hypoglycemia , is one of the most important cause of such faintness . Diagnosis can be confirmed by blood sugar level examination.
2 Hyper tension , is another possibility of such symptoms , particularly when there is no pallor color . Diagnosis can be confirmed by examination of blood pressure . However low blood pressure i.e. hypotension also produces such type of symptoms .
3 Anemia , is another reason of such symptoms , so get in hemoglobin level examination.
However , there are so many other possibilities of such symptoms , like tension , anxiety brain tumor bet deal as mentioned above . So first of all consult a primary care physician and there after deal accordingly.
Good luck.
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