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Causes Of Vasovagal Attack
Sight of blood: A number of people have a severe reaction to the sight of blood and pass out from the sit of blood. They recover on their own. It can be also a reaction to stress. They get clammy and drop their blood pressure and lose consciousness for a brief moment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoidance techniques: Vsavagal attacks (neurocardiogenic syncope) occurs as a result of an abnormal reflex between the heart and the brain creating a vagal response to the heart and blood vessels, resulting in a drop in blood pressure and heart rate. The best treatment is avoidance. Once symptoms ate felt: lay down or perform kegel techniques (squeeze pelvic muscles). Fluid hydration very important. Also there are rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pinching oneself (to cause slight pain) a good way to overcome nausea when feeling vasovagal from
Works? If so, yes!: This is a fairly uncomplicated behavioral technique - if it works, it's fine! I guess the reason to be dealing w/ the sight of blood could be important for some reasons, but not if all you want is to deal better w/ it when necessary. (Please don't be a monster!!) ...Read more
Treatment for frequent Vasovagal attacks? I'm on propranolol 20 mg 2x daily for SVT & keep having these attacks.
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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