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Alteration in consciousness
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Shortness of breath    
Vomiting

6 possible causes of "Alteration in consciousness, ..."
Symptoms:
  • Vomiting
  • Alteration in consciousness
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Visual impairment
1. Malignant Hypertension (Arteriolar Nephrosclerosis)
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that affects one in three Americans. High blood pressure is diagnosed if your blood pressure is over 120 systolic and/or 80 diasto
Symptoms:
  • Difficulty breathing when lying down
  • Alteration in consciousness
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Increased urination
2. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication that stems from diabetes. If you don't have enough insulin to help your body process sugars (glucose), your body will start burning fat to fuel itself. As a result...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Alteration in consciousness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shock
3. Caffeine Overdose
Caffeine overdose may occur when you ingest more than the recommended amount of caffeine, which is usually 200 to 300 mg per day. However, a safe amount of caffeine is different for everyone, as it depends on weight...
Symptoms:
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Alteration in consciousness
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
4. Acute Mountain Sickness
Hikers, skiers and adventurers who travel to high altitudes can sometimes develop acute mountain sickness, also referred to as altitude sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema. It typically occurs at about 8,000 fee...
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Alteration in consciousness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Unequal pupils
  • Bruises
5. Skull Fractures
A skull fracture is any break in the cranial bone , also known as the skull. There are many types of skull fractures, but only one cause: an impact or a blow to the head that is strong enough to break the bone. Th...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Alteration in consciousness
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
6. MRSA (Staph) Infection
MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) is a type of staphylococcus bacteria (staph) that is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. MRSA is contagious and can cause life-threatening infection. MRSA isn't foun...

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