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Can a pinched vagus nerve cause vasovagal syncope?

Can a pinched vagus nerve cause vasovagal syncope?

No: Can't pinch vagal nerve, but it can get irritated and cause vasovagal syncope. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can a vasovagal syncope or concussion (or both?) cause convulsions? If so, are the convulsions an indicator of severity? Thank you! :)

Can a vasovagal syncope or concussion (or both?) cause convulsions? If so, are the convulsions an indicator of severity? Thank you! :)

Yes: Both processes can be associated with a seizure. In the case of a concussion. A seizure associated with a concussion is an indication of severity. However, with a vasovagal episode, many people will have a brief episode of tonic/clonic activity that comes on when they faint. This is not a seizure. Some people do have seizures though with vagal response. ...Read more

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What can cause vasovagal syncope?

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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What is vasovagal syncope and what causes it?

Common faint: Vasovagal syncope is the most common type of fainting that occurs when the blood pressure drops suddenly, reducing blood flow to the brain. It is often caused by dehydration or becoming overheated. Stress and anxiety can provoke it as well. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my vasovagal syncope go away?

Agree with variable: Counterpressure manoeuvres are effective but should not replace recumbent position. Putting hands together and squeezing to contract upper body muscles works as well as crossing legs and squeezing. Both accomplish an increase in blood pressure. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like vasovagal syncope go away quickly?

Sometimes: It depends on what's causing the syncope. Usually the symptoms resolve within minutes of exposure to whatever caused the syncope goes away. ...Read more

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Can tilt training help prevent vasovagal syncope?

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. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my vasovagal syncope?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my vasovagal syncope?

Squat or make a fist: There are many medications advocated, but few proven to really work. The faint can often be prevented if you do an isometric maneuver, which raises your blood pressure. An example would be folding your arms in front, grasping arms and pull them apart. If circumstances allow, you can also squat down or simply lie down on a couch. ...Read more

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It's vasovagal syncope. Is it possible that I have cardiac syndrome?

It's vasovagal syncope. Is it possible that I have cardiac syndrome?

Vaso Vagal Syndrome: No vasovagal syndrome is a benign conditon and is not a cardiac syndrome. ...Read more

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I drank 2 glasses of wine then took a sip of tabasco. I felt dizzy and fainted. What could be the reason? Is it vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syncope: This is a common cause of fainting. I doubt two glasses of wine would cause a fainting spell. Have some basic bloodwork done and get a doctor to examine you in person right away. Many doctors send patients who faint to the ER since it can represent a life threatening emergency. ...Read more

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Do many young people have vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syndrome: Yes it can happen at any age, not uncommon in young people. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get vasovagal syncope, or is it unusual?

Not uncommon: Not uncommon. Females seem to have it more often than males ...Read more

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At what age do fainting episodes in vasovagal syncope usually start?

At what age do fainting episodes in vasovagal syncope usually start?

Around 10 years: Syncope is a common event in otherwise healthy children, especially in the second decade. ...Read more

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I was told on here that gamers tend to have vasovagal syncope. My 14 y.o son has the symptoms of at least the feelings of near-syncope. Howdoiprevent?

Stop the games or: Limit the period of time he can play consecutively (shorter periods, w/rest in between). Make sure his fluid intake is maximal-this increases circulating blood volume and reduces chance of syncope ...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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What is vasovagal syncope? Is it dangerous?

Vasovagal syncope: Vasovagal syncope occurs when you faint because your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. It may also be called neuro cardiogenic syncope.
The vasovagal syncope trigger causes your heart rate and blood pressure to drop suddenly.
That leads to reduced blood flow to your brain, causing you to briefly lose consciousness.
Vasovagal syncope is usually harmless and requires no treatment. But it's possible you may injure yourself during a vasovagal syncope episode.
Your doctor may recommend tests to rule out more serious causes of fainting, such as heart disorders. ...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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Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more