faintness


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faintness

1. A sensation of impending loss of consciousness. Synonym: presyncope
2. A sensation of weakness due to lack of food.
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Minor bleeding from the digestive tract may cause no symptoms except those of anaemia, such as pale skin, fatigue and faintness.
Commonly observed panic symptoms are heart palpitations, dizziness and faintness.
Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include numbness and pain in the hands, arms, feet and legs, and dizziness and faintness due to postural hypotension.
What and when you eat can help enormously to combat PMS in general, and fatigue, constipation, faintness and dizziness in particular.
It involves repeated episodes of sudden, unpredictable, intense fear accompanied by symptoms such as heart palpitations, chest pain, faintness and the sense that one is about to die or go crazy.
Signs of a failing product may include sudden faintness, a loss of consciousness, shortness of breath, dizziness, lightheadedness, prolonged fast heart rate, and heart failure or death.
You have difficulty breathing, palpitations, a feeling of light-headedness, dizziness, sweating, trembling and faintness, fast, shallow breathing and pins and needles.
The gossamer ring at first went unnoticed because of its faintness in early versions of images made with Voyager's vidicon camera system.
They also consist of breast tenderness, swollen ankles, palpitations, a change in sexual interest, faintness, dizziness, changes in eating habits, an inability to get to sleep at night, indigestion and either diarrhoea or constipation.
High levels of CO2 can result in dizziness, faintness, and in extreme conditions unconsciousness or death.
But despite returning one of his best two-round scores of the season, it was not an easy day for Slattery, who struggled with dehydration and faintness throughout his round.
Seven, including the two expectant mums, were taken to hospital after complaining of stomach and chest pains and faintness following the six-and-a-halfhour voyage.