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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They prevent blood-sugar levels falling and tiredness, faintness or irritability setting in.
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.
You are on a low- calorie diet for a man of your size and your weight loss has been rapid, which may account for the faintness.
Heat stroke is characterized by warm, flushed skin, faintness, dizziness, weakness, headache, very high fever of 41 degrees celsius, rapid heartbeat, convulsion and unconsciousness.
Fine tremors in hands, postural faintness and ataxia were added to these complaints one year ago.
Despite its intrinsic faintness, both JPL Horizons and Seichi Yoshida predict the comet will peak at magnitude 8.
Symptoms may include high temperature, extreme tiredness, violent shivering and chills, faintness, pale and clammy skin, and rapid and shallow breathing.
Symptoms of a more serious allergic reaction to a sting, such as anaphylaxis, also include trouble breathing, tightness of the chest, faintness and panic attacks.
Dizziness and nausea are common problems experienced by astronauts returning from orbit, as are feelings of faintness caused by a drop in blood pressure.
Other typical symptoms of multiple sclerosis include physical and mental fatigue as well as faintness, depression and paresthesia such as pins and needles, itchiness and numbness.
She felt dizziness when the mass had grown for 20 years, experienced palpitation and vomiting once 5 years ago when she was working in the field, faintness and falling to the bed twice at later time, but never had vertigo.
He said due to the episode and the fact she was still unwell, she felt unable to follow the court proceedings after feeling a pain her chest and a feeling of faintness.