Dizziness, The Head Feels Heavy, Blurred Vision And Feels Like Fainting After Eating?

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Hello, I’m Dani 19 years old ,, I eat dumplings suddenly I have severe headaches, blurred vision, want to faint but I don’t pass out, I sweat a lot, 10 minutes after it returns to normal, what happened to me ?. This is the first time I experienced something like this

1 Answer:

Hi Dani,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

If you look at the complaints you feel, namely dizziness, heavy headaches, blurred vision, excessive sweating, and a sudden sensation of fainting after eating, this is likely a sign of postprandial hypotension. Hypotension is defined as a blood pressure drop of less than 90/60 mmHg. This condition can occur suddenly after eating (not only from eating dumplings) due to the following mechanisms:

When digesting food, the intestines require more blood supply than at other times. Normally, the heart will pump blood faster and stronger to supply enough blood to the intestines, while the blood vessels that supply other areas of the body (apart from the intestines) will experience vasoconstriction (narrowing in diameter). As a result, blood pressure can remain stable even though the blood supply to other areas of the body is reduced to ensure that the intestines receive an adequate blood supply. This process is regulated by the autonomic nervous system which is mediated by chemical mediators, such as epinephrine and norepinephrine.

In patients with orthostatic hypotension, the compensation process as described above does not go well. As a result, the blood supply to other parts of the body can be drastically reduced, including the brain. This is what causes blood pressure to drop suddenly and the appearance of complaints as you experience.

Orthostatic hypotension is more prone to be experienced by those who are elderly, take certain drugs (for example anti-hypertensive drugs), or also have diseases related to autonomic neurological disorders (for example Parkinson's disease or diabetes).

Apart from orthostatic hypotension, your complaints may also arise due to other causes, for example heart valve disorders, dehydration, thyroid gland disorders, vitamin B12 deficiency, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), migraines, psychosomatic disorders, heart attacks, dyspepsia (increased stomach acid). , etc.

If complaints appear in a short time and then get better without requiring special treatment, the condition as you are experiencing is probably not dangerous. However, to be sure, we still recommend that you check with your doctor right away. If necessary, the doctor will perform supporting tests, for example blood tests, heart records, ultrasound, and so on.

In the meantime, try to do the following:

Limit consumption of foods that are high in carbohydrates --- this can trigger the release of excessive insulin which can cause hypotension. Eat more often, but the portions are reduced. Walk more and do other exercise. Drink enough, especially before eating. Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol. Sleep more regularly Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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