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Doctor insights on: Are Some People More Prone To Getting Vasovagal Syncope

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

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% ...Read more


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How can I get over my vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syncope: You can avoid vasovagal syncope of passing out by keeping well hydrated and avoiding stressful situations. There are also medicines that are used to lessen the symptoms but you may need to see a electrophysiologist which is a specialized cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have vasovagal syncope when I see a bunch of blood, but I need to get it treated before I enter medical school in 2 years.

I have vasovagal syncope when I see a bunch of blood, but I need to get it treated before I enter medical school in 2 years.

Vasovagal response : You are not alone. Many people who became doctors have fainted at the first sight of blood. Fear of the unknown, overwhelmed by all the stimulation, lack of sleep, and hunger can create the perfect storm and lead to a vasovagal response. As you become more comfortable and through repetition (habituation) this queasiness will resolve. ...Read more

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Whats vasovagal syncope?

A Drop in Heart Rate: Vasovagal syncope refers to passing out when the vagus or 10th cranial nerve is stimulated. One important function of the vagus is to slow your heart down. Any activity that increases the pressure inside your abdomen can stimulate the vagus. So vasovagal syncope often happens when one is bearing down to try to urinate as in elderly men standing at the toliet. ...Read more

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What is vasovagal syncope?

What is vasovagal syncope?

Common fainting: When the nerve vagus causes a fainting spell. Usually this happens in responds to a recent stimulus like when injecting needles, watching blood, during medical procedures, while fasting, while standing for long periods, while in fear or panic. When there is no other obvious cause for fainting it is said that is called "vasovagal syncope". There are other causes of syncope or loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Can vasovagal syncope be cured?

Can vasovagal syncope be cured?

Depends: Sometimes vasovagal syncope is sel limiting, others it is a recurrent problem and requires attempts to treat with medications. The most important thing is attempting to stay hydrated and eat small frequent meals. If you feel like you are about to pass out sit down and put your head in between your legs or lie down on floor so if you do pass out you don't hurt yourself. ...Read more

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What can cause vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syncope: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vasovagal-syncope/basics/causes/con-20026900

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Can you die from vasovagal syncope?

Not generally but...: Not unless you fall off a ladder, drown in a pool or get into a accident from passing out. If you feel it coming on it is important you are in a safe place and put tour head down or lie down. ...Read more

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Is vasovagal syncope an acquired condition?

Is vasovagal syncope an acquired condition?

Syncope: Extremely rare to have a familial relationship...Check for underlying diabetes or cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Passed Out (Definition)

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