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My 23 year old experiences fainting episodes (vaso vagal ) during movies showing operations, etc. How could he prevent this?

My 23 year old experiences fainting episodes (vaso vagal ) during movies showing operations, etc. How could he prevent this?

Vaso vagal: The only method of prevention is avoid the kind of stimuli that cause these episodes. There is no specific medication to prevent this. ...Read more

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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What is a vagal surge?

What is a vagal surge?

Increased vagal act: When the vagus nerve is stimulated, it is called vagal surge, the response is often a reduction in heart-rate or breathing. In some cases, excessive stimulation can cause someone to have what is known as a vaso-vagal response, appearing to fall into a faint or coma because his or her heart rate and blood pressure drop so much. ...Read more

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What is a high vagal tone?

What is a high vagal tone?

Prone to relax: High vagal tone refers to ease of excitement of the parasympathetic branch of autonomic nervous system, which functions to maintain homeostasis, decrease anxiousness, slow heart, ameliorate digestion ; elimination, ; effect ejaculation ; orgasm, i.e., pleasure functions. Other branch, sympathetic, operant w. Fight ; flight for survival. Excess vagal tone can predispose to syncope (fainting). ...Read more

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What is inferior basal ischemia?

What is inferior basal ischemia?

Ischemia means : Decreased blood flow. I'm not sure if u are referring to the inferior basal part of the heart or the basal ganglia in the brain. Wherever it is, it suggests impaired blood flow and circulation related to high blood pressure, aging, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking.Follow up with your dr. Take care! ...Read more

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How can you remove a basal cell?

How can you remove a basal cell?

Many options: Many options include topical agent such as imiquimod, curettage and desiccation ("scrape and burn"), photodynamic therapy, lasers, surgical excision, radiation, but the gold standard with the highest cure rate and smallest scar is mohs micrographic surgery. ...Read more

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What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

Heart movement: One thing cardiologist look on a 2d echocardiogram is the heart movement. When there is an infarct or an area of the heart not receiving enough blood, the movement is slower that the rest. Hypokinesis means that: decreased movement, in this case of the inferior wall. ...Read more

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What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

Caloric burn at rest: Dependent on what you eat (prtein vs sugar and starch, your total muscle mass. Your muscle/fat ratio. Fat has very low metabolic activity. Muscle burns much more calories at rest. ...Read more

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What to eat for curing basal pneumonities?

Antibiotics: If you have basal pneumonia foods will not help. You will need antibiotics. See your md. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

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