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Top 9 Not Having Protected the Body During the Fall Causes

  1. 1.Aortic Valve Regurgitation

    Aortic valve regurgitation is a condition that occurs when your heart's aortic valve doesn't close tightly. This allows some of the blood that was just pumped out of the lower left chamber (left ventricle) to leak back into it.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours if you are feeling fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain, irregular pulse or sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat. Depending on severity, you may or may not need treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, shortness of breath on exertion, shortness of breath when lying down, brief fainting episode
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Long Qt Syndrome

    Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical activity. It can cause sudden, uncontrollable, dangerous arrhythmias in response to exercise or stress. Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will do an ECG to measure the electrical rhythym of your heart, which may identify the diagnosis. Treatment involves stopping meds that could've caused it or a defibrillator.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    racing heart beat, brief fainting episode, not having protected the body during the fall, feeling completely normal before fainting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Generalized Tonic - Clonic Seizure

    A seizure is a short burst of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. A generalized tonic-clonic seizure affects both halves of the brain, and comes in two phases (tonic and clonic). The tonic phase is characterized by rigidity of all muscles and loss of consciousness. Saliva may escape the mouth, and the bladder may contract, releasing urine. The clonic phase follows, when the body appears to shake. This may last from seconds to minutes. The person gradually regains consciousness. A seizure may be caused by an underlying disease such as epilepsy, or by triggers such as heavy drinking, drugs, or anxiety.

    Call 911 immediately for an ambulance.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, brief fainting episode, confusion/disorientation after returning to consciousness, not having protected the body during the fall, loss of consciousness without remembering
    Symptoms that always occur with generalized tonic-clonic seizure:
    being severely ill, loss of consciousness without remembering, confusion/disorientation after returning to consciousness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  4. 4.Congenital Long Qt Syndrome

    Congenital Long QT syndrome is a disorder of the heart's electrical activity from birth, causing possibly dangerous rhythm changes.

    You should visit a physician today, who will perform an ECG to look at your heart's rhythms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    racing heart beat, brief fainting episode, not having protected the body during the fall, feeling completely normal before fainting
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  5. 5.Supraventricular Tachycardia

    Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a form of arrhythmia that causes the heart to beat too quickly and begins in the heart's upper chambers. The most common symptoms include a racing heart, lightheadedness and palpitations.

    You should visit a physician today to get an EKG to confirm this diagnosis.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, racing heart beat, lightheadedness, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone
    Symptoms that always occur with supraventricular tachycardia:
    abnormally high heartrate
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  6. 6.Third Degree Atrioventricular Nodal Block

    3rd degree atrioventricular nodal block is the most severe form of conduction blockage.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours, where an ECG can measure your heart's electrical impulses, which would reveal the diagnosis. Treatment would involve treating reversible causes, medications for acute worsening, and/or cardiac pacing.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    racing heart beat, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain
    Symptoms that never occur with third degree atrioventricular nodal block:
    swelling of one leg, swelling of one foot, swollen ankle
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Stress - Induced Cardiomyopathy

    In this recently recognized heart problem, extreme emotional stress can lead to severe (but often short-term) heart muscle failure. Broken heart syndrome is also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Your doctor will likely prescribe heart medications to reduce the workload on the heart while you recover.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, excessive sweating, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Eisenmenger Syndrome (Tardive Cyanosis)

    Eisenmenger syndrome is a complication due to a heart defect. The defect causes increased blood flow to the lungs instead of the body.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who can prescribe medications that improve your quality of life. Surgery is usually not recommended when the syndrome has developed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, shortness of breath on exertion, shortness of breath when lying down, lightheadedness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Torsades De Pointes

    Torsades de pointes, also known as Ventricular Tachycardia (VT), is a pulse rate of more than 100 beats per minute, with at least three irregular heartbeats in a row. The condition can develop as an early or late complication of a heart attack.

    You should be brought to an ER immediately. This condition is very serious: ventricular tachycardia can result in not enough blood being pumped to the brain, leading to death. You should have an ECG (electrocardiogram) performed as soon as possible.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    not having protected the body during the fall, brief fainting episode, feeling completely normal before fainting, abnormally high heartrate
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Not Having Protected the Body During the Fall

  • Q.Have you vomited?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.How long has your abdominal pain been going on?

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Not Having Protected the Body During the Fall Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced not having protected the body during the fall have also experienced:

    • 20% Headache Resulting From a Head Injury
    • 20% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
    • 20% Headache

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