Headaches Accompanied By Palpitations And Difficulty Sleeping?
Good night, my mother is around 50 years old, has a severe left headache, and she has cholesterol (but when checked before is normal), then severe insomnia, and when carrying out daily activities she often complains with her words, I’m confused my mother why? Please help, thank you.
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Some of the complaints you mentioned cannot be directed to a definitive diagnosis. Complaints of dizziness on the left head, palpitations, difficulty sleeping are not so specific. However, complaints of migraine or headaches that are very severe and occur continuously can be signs and symptoms of serious illnesses such as: stroke, brain tumor, meningitis, etc.
But not necessarily that happens. I advise you to check your mother to the doctor directly because the doctor will do a thorough history and perform a direct physical examination such as blood pressure checks, and other physical examinations. If the doctor still needs a supporting examination to rule out other diagnoses such as heart record / ECG, other blood tests, etc.
Some diseases that have risk factors for old age are like:
Hypertension. Hypercholesterolemia. Congestive Heart Failure. Stroke. Acute coronary syndrome. But it all can not be upheld only based on a brief question and answer, the need for a physical examination, and direct support by a doctor. See an internal medicine doctor in the near future.
Right now what you can do is:
Limit your mother's activities for a while. Get enough rest and eat enough water. Avoid fatty foods. Evaluate your mother's condition, such as a history of previous illnesses, risk factors for several diseases such as diet, smoking history, and others. Some of these things will be asked by the doctor when you see a doctor. Immediately take your mother to the doctor. So many answers from me, sorry for the lack of my answers.
Thank you, good luck always :)