Elderly man loses conciounsenss after sitting help!

Patient

Q: I am trying to help out my 87 year old Grandfather. He has "episodes" where he loses consciousness while standing, they last about 10 seconds. This happens every day. It only happens after he gets up from a seated position. He stares off and needs something to brace himself on so he won't fall. He has been to an ENT and his doc said he may have Parkinson's and prescribed L-dopa. This does not help. He also has metal screws in his fead from WWII. I was wondering if this may be a cause or a seizure? Please provide me with any feedback.

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I'm an epileptic & My regular Dovtor went on vacation & forget to call in/give me my prescriptions that help ...

Q: BACKGROUND PATIENT is a 42-year-old female Asian having 4 children - the youngest of which is 14 years of age - wi...

Q: I accidently gave my 2 grandchildren Levetiracetam for seizures (that they no longer need) Instead of the rx tylenol ...

Q: My nephew recently started having epileptic seizures. He's 22. Does epilepsy shorten a lifespan? Also will he eventu...

Q: I get these deja vu moments where I feel dizzy, like I am going to pass out, and my vision starts to go black, but th...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews