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If you are with someone who is experiencing these symptoms and cannot reach 911, drive them to the hospital immediately. If you are experiencing the symptoms yourself, have someone else drive you. Signs of a Heart Attack Common Symptoms Chest Pain, usually radiating toward the left shoulder and arm. The arm may be tingling or numb. Nausea, vomiting Cold sweats, shortness of breath and lightheadedness Feeling of indigestion Dizziness, weakness, and fainting Abdominal pain Signs of a Stroke Common Symptoms: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Definition Impaired smell is the partial or total loss of the sense of smell. Alternative Names Loss of smell; Anosmia Considerations The loss of smell can occur as a result of nasal congestion or blockage of the nose and isn't serious, but it can sometimes be a sign of a nervous system (neurological) condition. Temporary loss of the sense of smell is common with colds and nasal allergies , such as hay fever ( allergic rhinitis ). It may occur after a viral illness. Some loss of smell occurs with aging. In most cases, there is no obvious or immediate cause, and there is no treatment. The sense of smell is often lost with disorders that prevent air from reaching the part of the nose where smell receptors are located (the cribriform plate, located high in the nose). These disorders may include nasal polyps , nasal septal deformities, and nasal tumors. Other disorders that may cause a loss of the sense of smell include: Alzheimer's dementia Disorders of the endocrine system Head trauma Nervous disorders N...
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