Of course we all know that drinking anything with alcohol in it could cause fainting if it was done in large amounts, but this is of a different nature.
I am writing this post for awareness, so people with elderly loved ones may ponder upon this title. I know someone that is elderly, and she tends to have fainting spells from time to time. The person I am referring to has went into the hospital more than once due to fainting.
Yesterday we got a call from someone telling us a loved one was in the hospital due to fainting in church. When we went to this person’s apartment my husband and I found wine in her refrigerator. She just drinks a little every so often.
I had an intuition that maybe her medications do not mix with alcohol. She had an infection so bad once she had to have surgery to get a sample from her lung, because she could not hack it up. She did have an infection. She was fainting then too. The infection I know was not caused by drinking wine, but it could have made it worse due to that fact.
Something inside of me wants her doctor to know of her drinking a little wine, and see if that could cause her to faint. i am afraid she could be driving the next time she has a fainting spell. She is 88 years old.
Always be aware of everything that revolves around the person that has been admitted to the hospital. Their habits could lead to a solution. We will hopefully find out today why she keeps fainting.