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Can A Pinched Vagus Nerve Cause Vasovagal Syncope
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
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
Vasovagal: Yes there is also some genetic tendency in some people. ...Read more
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
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
Vaso Vagal Syndrome: No vasovagal syndrome is a benign conditon and is not a cardiac syndrome. ...Read more
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
Not uncommon: Not uncommon. Females seem to have it more often than males ...Read more
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
Read the vasovagal wiki:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vasovagal_response. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with vasovagal syncope. I show all the symptoms of POTS as well. Is there a possibility I have POTS?
Google syndrome: Vasovagal syncope and POTS are different disorders. You may have come across POTS when you searched vasovagal syncope. These entities are quite different in their frequency with POTS being much less common. The presentation may be similar but the physical findings are different. You need to follow up with your own physician and let him sort things out for you. No reason to diagnose two conditions! ...Read more
I experience vasovagal syncope when I am around needles (even though I am mentally ok with needles.) could this be a symptom of another disorder?
Unlikely: Lie down when you have an injection or blood test. ...Read more
Better be safe:
Check with a doctor!
that is what they are educated for. ...Read more
Is it normal that a vasovagal syncope is followed by vomitinng several times, in a manner similar to food poisoning?
No: While nausea and pallor are certainly associated with vasovagal syncope, persistent vomiting along with a syncopal episode may indicate a more concerning etiology such as neurologic, metabolic, infectious. Exposure, etc. I would recommend evaluation as soon as possible to rule out more worrisome causes. ...Read more
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
Vaso vagal syncope: Not really. Actually most ppl with this condition have structurally normal cardiac function that is not harmed by this condition. ...Read more
Yes: You can have both. Work with your neurologist to determine which one is the symptomatic cause. ...Read more
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