Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

syncope

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Vagus Nerve: In order to emply one's bladder, one has to tighten up the abdominal muscles to increase the pressure surrounding the bladder. This process results i ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Broad question: There are volumes of books and week long seminars on the topic. Common causes are orthostatic hypo tension where BP drops when standing too quikly, he ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Syncope = fainting: Syncope is the medical term for "fainting". Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness because a person's blood supply to his brain momentarily decr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
No: Probably not -- but you can certainly hurt yourself as a result of syncope so i would strongly recommend that you address the matter if you have synco ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No difference: Syncope is commonly used in medical settings, while fainting is used in everyday language, both to mean the same thing.
2
2 thanks
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
20 years experience in Cardiology
Syncope triggers: The triggers for syncope depends on the type of syncope. For vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope the common triggers are dehydration and stimulants ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Usually not: Syncope can be infrequent in most people without an underlying medical diagnosis. Many times simple lifestyle adjustments can diminish or stop future ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Yes, is serious: Syncope is just blacking out or fainting--the problem it can be cardiac, neurological from a long list of causes--at least it could be due to change p ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Multiple: The most common cuase for syncope, or fainting, is a temporary imbalance in the nervous system leading to low heart rate or blood pressure. It is most ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Passing out is common and common causes are emotion, dehydration, medications. Depending on age abnormalities of heart rhythm become more prevalent. ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
Unlimited visits
$10/month