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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Overview)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% of emergency room visits.


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Had two syncope both had injury no test show reasons. Saw Nero and he said probably only fainting should I be concerned still to follow up on this?

Had two syncope both had injury no test show reasons. Saw Nero and he said probably only fainting should I be concerned still to follow up on this?

Mayneed further look: Talk to a cardiologist. You may need a tilt table study, a carotid massage to see if it causes any undue slowing of heart beat, an implantable loop recorder to be able to record your heart beat while you are having the syncope to see if it is a problem and / or an ep study to see if you are at risk for arrhythmia or slow heart beat. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
1,204 Doctors shared insights

Syncope (Overview)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% of emergency room visits.


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What can I do to relieve my syncope symptoms?

What can I do to relieve my syncope symptoms?

Need full eval: First you need to find the cause of the syncope - is it vasovagal? Pots (posture related), irregular heart rhythm, low blood sugar or low blood pressure among others. You need to see a doc for full evaluation then treatment will depend on the cause.
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Syncope (Tip)

Micturition syncope occurs when voiding one's bladder causes fainting. ...See more

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Managing Micturition Syncope (Checklist)

Try to stay well hydrated
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Try to sit while you are urinating, particularly if you are a man
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Recognize the signs, and sit down if you feel light-headed
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Is it possible to have a heart attack without any warning signs? Symptoms of heart attack (dizziness, anxiety, cough, fainting, etc) are very similar to other conditions, how can I figure out if those are signs of heart attack?

Is it possible to have a heart attack without any warning signs? Symptoms of heart attack (dizziness, anxiety, cough, fainting, etc) are very similar to other conditions, how can I figure out if those are signs of heart attack?

Chest: Chest pressure, shortness of breath, nausea, and sweating are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. Some people will describe it as feeling like indigestion, or may have aching in the arms, jaw, shoulder, or upper back.

The likelihood of a heart attack increases as the number of symptoms increase, and the probability is also higher in someone over the age of forty. These symptoms are also more worrisome in people who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease. However, it is quite possible to have a heart attack with few or mild symptoms, and while less common, they can occur in people under the age of forty.

Unfortunately, many other conditions can produce symptoms that are similar or identical to a heart attack, including heartburn, panic attacks, collapsed lungs, and pulmonary embolism.

It may be impossible to distinguish a heart attack from other conditions without testing, even for a seasoned physician. For this reason, you should seek care immediately if these symptoms occur. Unexplained fainting should always be checked out promptly. Similarly, chest discomfort or difficulty breathing that lasts more than 10-15 minutes is grounds for going to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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How does a medical history help you if a diagnosis of syncope?

How does a medical history help you if a diagnosis of syncope?

Narrows the field: Providing a current thorough health (and family) history is one of the most important things a person can do, whether speaking to a doctor, updating a form or completing a phr on a site or app. Why? Knowing medications, conditions that are most relevant helps a doctor do more selective testing and imaging, especially in case of something like syncope/fainting/dizziness that can save time and money. ...Read more

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Syncope (Tip)

Get hydrated and regular salt intake. ...See more

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How to know if I have possible stoke/seizure/shock/syncope?

How to know if I have possible stoke/seizure/shock/syncope?

A bit to broad: You probably should chat with your provider and sort out what, if anything, is going on. The list you have covers too much territory for a forum like this to likely be helpful. ...Read more

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Syncope (Tip)

Hydration and don't limit salt intake unless high bp. ...See more

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Can bradycardia cause syncope?

Can bradycardia cause syncope?

Yes: Syncope is loss of consciousness due to transitory decline in blood flow to brain. This can be caused by irregular heart rate or rhythm or by alteration of blood volume or distribution. ...Read more

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What does the term heat syncope mean?

Overheats and faints: A person who gets overheated will automatically dilate (widen) the blood vessels in his skin so that more blood will flow to the skin. His body does this in hopes of cooling him down, just like the elephant who sends more blood to his ears to cool his body down. The person, however, feels lightheaded and may faint because there is not enough blood flowing his brain (too much blood is in the skin). ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Syncope (Tip)

Although it is seen in males, it is also seen in females as well. ...See more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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How can I be treated for ncs (syncope) with midodrine?

How can I be treated for ncs (syncope) with midodrine?

It depends: Midodrine is a medication which helps to raise blood pressure in patients who have a drop in their blood pressure as the cause of syncope. It will not treat all types of syncope and has it's own side effects. A specialist who knows your condition can determine whether midodrine is right for your condition. ...Read more

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Syncope (Tip)

Eat 6 equal meals, rotate arms in a circle on the side of bed before getting up, and sit to pee. ...See more

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What's the first treatment of syncope?

Syncope: A good medical, neurological, cardiopulmonary evaluation. Find reversible and treatable causes. Keep patient stable. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for convulsive syncope?

Are there any treatments for convulsive syncope?

Yes: First, correct the cause of syncope. If the cause of syncope is not readily treatable, use anticonvulsants to control the seizures. And use them on a regular basis, as opposed to when you are feeling symptomatic, ie "pre-syncopal". ...Read more

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Syncope (Tip)

Do sit down as it can occur while you're standing and voiding. ...See more

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Is there a cure for cough syncope?

Is there a cure for cough syncope?

Yes: Stop the cough with strong cough suppressants. Evaluate pt. Why he/she coughs. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more