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A 34-year-old member asked:

which is more life threatening, choking or loss of consciousness?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Can't decide: Both can be life threatening; loss of consciousness during choking is a progression nearer to death. Loss of consciousness can ocurr in many cases and reasons and is always serious.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there tips to reduce choking in kids?

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Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology 47 years experience
Sit chew &no peanut: Make them chew small bites well while sitting. Swallow before the next bite. No walking playing around and eat. Peantus shoudl be avoided until at least age 6 since it is very bad if they get into the lungs.
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Is passing out a typical of advanced Parkinson's disease?

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are beta-blockers effective for syncope?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Found rarely to be.: Syncope: a faint or passing out. There are many causes but i'll refer to the most common type: vasovagal. A variety of triggers (soldier standing too long in hot sun, med stud seeing too many mangled bodies at a train wreck) causes a surge of the parasympathetic nervous system (vagus nn), causing vessels to dilate, BP drop, pulse slow that can lead to syncope. B-blockers no longer found effective.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can tilt training help prevent vasovagal syncope?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Not really: Neurocardiogenic syncope in young people is pretty common and there are different triggers that lead to the faint in people, but the trigger is often the same for a particular person. A large study was done comparing lifestyle change training vs this training +tilt training: no real difference in outcome. Also tilt training takes a lot of discipline and is not easy. So, not really.
A 18-year-old male asked:

When i'm in a crowded place, I feel like fainting but I don't. It also happens inside malls?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Sounds like . . .: Sounds like you might have an anxiety disorder, panic attacks, or possibly depression with anxiety attacks. You could get help by working with a psychiatrist -- along with a psychotherapist if the psychiatrist does not also do psychotherapy. There are very good treatments for these conditions.

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