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Why do i pass out while working out? Please help me!!!!!!!! I,m a 37 year old women,weighing 215 lbs. When I try to work out i get real light headed,vision becomes blured,real pale in the face,and then i will pass out. I have done this sence i was a child! Seems like it gets worse as I age. I want so bad to lose the weight but its hard when i know it`s going to make me sick!


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replied January 19th, 2010
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Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. For syncope/fainting to occur, either the reticular activating system in the brain needs to lose its blood supply, or both hemispheres of the brain need to be deprived of blood, oxygen, or glucose. One of the important causes for such symptoms is cardiac issues. Patients presenting with exercise-associated syncope( or fainting) should have an echocardiogram to exclude hypertrophic or valvular causes of cardiac disease.

I would suggest that you consult a cardiologist and get an EKG, holter and echocardiography to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For an exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.




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