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Clinical case review

A young anorexic woman experiencing fainting spells

Janice D Russell

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Abstract

It is important to engage this patient to explain your concerns about her blood pressure and discuss the reasons why it might have fallen, along with the associated risks.

Article Extract

Case scenario

Julie is a 24-year-old mother of two who was taken to the local GP surgery one morning by concerned local supermarket staff after she had fainted in the check-out queue. When first seen, and indeed for the next two hours, Julie remained too light-headed to even sit up without feeling she was going to faint again.

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