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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Presyncope

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What sorts of things could cause episodes of presyncope?

What sorts of things could cause episodes of presyncope?

Multiple causes: Most common causes all presyncope are low blood pressure, low blood sugar, vasovagal syncope. Symcop/presyncopal episodes can also happen because of cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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How does presyncope relate to heart failure?

How does presyncope relate to heart failure?

Several causes: Presyncope which is the sensation that you might faint but actually do not lose consciousness. This sensation could be due to rapid changes in position like standing up. It may be due to low blood pressure due to diuretics or other meds. A change in heart rhythm (too slow or too fast) can also cause this feeling. Less commonly very poor pumping power can cause this sensation. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of Midrin last, HA completely gone, but hard to stand up without having presyncope symptoms and feeling lightheaded

How long do the side effects of Midrin last, HA completely gone, but hard to stand up without having presyncope symptoms and feeling lightheaded

Less than 24 hours: If you are still feeling lightheaded and presyncopal, please be sure to hydrate with water and electrolytes as well as consume caffeinated beverages but if symptoms persist please see your health care provider for further guidance and managements. ...Read more

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Sitting pulse 80-90, standing pulse 100-110, presyncope while walking or exercise, normal blood pressure, 27 yrs old. Dangerous pulse?

Sitting pulse 80-90, standing pulse 100-110, presyncope while walking or exercise, normal blood pressure, 27 yrs old. Dangerous pulse?

Syndrome: I would suggest you get an evaluation to be sure whether there is valvar or other problem associated with your 'presyncope'. The information numbers you provided are less concerning than the fact of the symptom of presyncope. ...Read more

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Female 25 yo, occasional presyncope attacks (no actual fainting) with mild nausea, tummy disturbance and sweating. Relieved after lying down. Normal?

Female 25 yo, occasional presyncope attacks (no actual fainting) with mild nausea, tummy disturbance and sweating. Relieved after lying down. Normal?

Dysautonomia: You may have orthostatic hypotension as a result of dehydration or autonomic dysfunction. You would benefit from a thorough evaluation with orthostatic vital signs and perhaps tilt table testing to confirm the problem. Treatment could be as simple as eating a pickle daily or medications if needed. Get checked out soon. ...Read more

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85y male, low BP 80/50 past week, sudden presyncope, rhr 39, BP 140/86. No chest discomfort. history of triple bypass. Is it likely to be a heart attack?

85y male, low BP 80/50 past week, sudden presyncope, rhr 39, BP 140/86. No chest discomfort. history of triple bypass. Is it likely to be a heart attack?

Go to hospital now: I'm assuming "additional patient information" refers to you, not 85yo male referenced in question. Elder pts w/low BP should be evaluated immediately especially if feel like about to pass out. While heart attacks can be silent, that's beside the point. If this 85yo has many illnesses & "do not resuscitate" order, then just keep comfortable. But if he wants everything done, don't ignore such low hr. ...Read more

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