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My 89 year old mother in excellent health age, status post

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My 89 year old mother in excellent health for her age, status post MI about 4 weeks ago and recovering very well. She had a very mysterious bout of severe nausea/dry heaves and dizzy enough that she didn't feel able to walk. She has a hx. of HTN that is well controlled and was borderline 'pre-diabetic' but with careful diet...she has been asymptomatic for many months, if not years.
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Customer: She is just baffled as to why she had such a reaction as she did earlier today, which is fading as the day progresses.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Recent MI can cause all these symptoms through nerve stimulation.

Nerves and heart are closely related.

Another possibility can be inner ear infection.

Viral infection can result in acute labyrinthitis and these symptoms --usually harmless and improves over 2 weeks or so.

Another possibility can be a TIA or mini stroke.

Recent heart diseases increases that risk.
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