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Symptoms could include:
- Chest Pain
- Back Pain
- General Weakness
- Shortness of Breath
- Excessive Thirst
- Weak Pulse
- Abnormal Heart Rhythms
- Fast Heart Rate
- Clammy Skin
- Absent Pulse
- Heart Rate Altered
- Shortness of Breath On Exertion
- Pale Complexion
- Difficulty Breathing When Lying Down
- Chest Pain, Sharp
- Hard to Awaken
- Abdominal Pain
- Excessive sweating
- Low Back Pain
- Dry Mouth
- Loss of Appetite
- Dry Skin
- Alteration In Consciousness
- Mobility Limitation
- Abdominal Pain Radiating to The Back
- Excessive Yawning
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people ages 15 and older visit the emergency room. In 2008, about nine percent of all ER visits were related to chest pain. (
Bleeding is the name commonly used to describe blood loss. It can refer to blood loss inside the body (internal bleeding) or blood loss outside of the body (external bleeding). Blood loss can occur in almost any area of the body. Typically, inte
Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body's tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it shoul
Most people experience stress and anxiety from time to time. Stress can be triggered by an event that makes you feel frustrated or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, or unease. Examples of normal stress and anxiety include worrying abou
Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal contagious disease that can affect almost any part of the body but is mainly an infection of the lungs.
A cough is a common reflex action that aims to clear the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. Coughing to clear the throat is typically an infrequent action, although there are a number of other conditions that can cause more frequent bouts of co
Back pain (medically referred to as "lumbago") is not a disease; it is a symptom. Back pain usually refers to a problem with one or more of the structures of the lower back such as ligaments, muscles, nerves, or the vertebral bodies (the bony stru
Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some pe
Breathing difficulties make you feel as though you cannot get enough air. Mild breathing problems, such as fatigue following an aerobics class, are not a concern. Frequently occurring shortness of breath or sudden, intense breathing difficulty ma
Confusion is a symptom that makes you feel as if you cannot think clearly. You might feel disoriented and have a hard time focusing or making decisions. Confusion is also referred to as disorientation or delirium. If you or someone you care about
Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
Your body needs water to function properly. For example, water helps to regulate your body temperature, lubricate your joints, and remove waste from your body. Adequate daily water intake (several glasses) is very important. Furthermore, it is no
Arrhythmia types are categorized by their heart rate, origin and heart beat (steady or irregular). Learn about the differences between bradycardia, conduction block, tachycardia and more arrhythmia information.
Have you ever felt your heart skip a beat? If you're not a character in a romance novel, that may mean you have an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, and chambers that control how and
The heart rate, usually measured by checking the arterial pulse or sounds counting the times of the heart beat, is considered one of the vital signs. Vital signs – body temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure provide information about the state of health of a person and, if abnormal, offer clues to problems.
Clammy skin refers to wet or sweaty skin. Sweating is the body's normal response to overheating. The moisture of sweat has a cooling effect on your skin. Changes in your body such as physical exertion or extreme heat trigger your sweat
When a person is seriously injured or ill, you may have difficulty feeling a pulse. The pulse is the rate of your heart beats. It can be palpated or felt at different pulse points in the body such as the wrist, the neck, and the groin. When the p
Fidgeting is usually used to describe someone who is seen as not being able to sit still. Fidgety people move in their seats constantly, move their hands and feet and appear to be in perpetual motion.
The heart rate, usually measured by checking the arterial pulse or sounds counting the times of the heart beat, is considered one of the vital signs. Vital signs – body temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure provide information about the state of health of a person and, if abnormal,offer clues to problems.
Many people experience feel short of breath during strenuous activity if they are not accustomed to exercise. If you have a sudden onset of difficulty breathing doing a normal routine, it may be a medical emergency.
Paleness, also known as pale complexion or pallor, is an unusual lightness of skin color when compared with your normal hue. Paleness is caused by reduced blood flow or a decreased number of red blood cells. Paleness can be generalized (all over)
Breathing difficulty is a broad term that is used to describe discomfort when breathing, and the feeling that you cannot draw a breath. This can develop gradually, or your breathing may suddenly become more laboured. In either case, medical attent
Abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions. Abdominal pain can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. Organs in the abdomen are: intestines kidneys appendix spleen stomach gallbladder liver pancreas Inflammation
Lower back pain is a common cause for visits to the doctor. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), low back pain is the second most common neurological problem in the U.S., and Americans spend an average
Anorexia is the abnormal loss of appetite for food. It can be a symptom of diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and some neurological conditions.
Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. Some people have naturally dry skin and may experience frequent symptoms. However, even the oiliest skin can get dry at times
Alertness and being oriented to place and time are major characteristics of consciousness. Alertness means that you are able to respond appropriately to the people and things around you. You are oriented when you know who you are, where you are, w
Yawning is a mostly involuntary process and is usually triggered by sleepiness or fatigue. It is a very natural response to being tired. Yawning is the involuntary process of opening the mouth and inhaling deeply, filling the lungs with air. Some