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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
EMG/NCV diagnosed Sensory & Motor Demylinating Neuropathy, can that cause: Bladder Dysfunction/Retention, Autonomic & Vasovagal Dysfunction?
I have panic attacks and faint every time i'm hurt (sprained ankle, thrown out back, etc) (vasovagal syncope?) 50mgzoloft helped; what else can I do?
Therapy and Meds: Zoloft (sertraline) is a very appropriate medication to help with panic attacks. Since you have received benefit from 50mg consider talking with your prescribing provider about increasing the dose to get more help, as long as you are tolerating the medication. In addition, it would be helpful to start seeing a therapist to discuss better ways of coping with your anxiety. Monitor your overall health as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 y old had vasovagal attack pediatric ask for CBC ECG EEG urine k na ca li every thing was normal except li <0.3 & ionized ca 4.2 he ask psych.Advi?
See another Doctor.: Often a problem which results in a vasovagal incident is lack of hydration. If your child is overheated and has low hydration with loss of important electrolytes, fainting can occur. The pediatrician may want you to dilute gatorade with water to help with hydration and electrolyte balance. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?
Strong food allergie: Mild food allergies usually don't cause the symptoms you've mentioned. However strong, positive food allergies can certainly produce that. It would be best for you to work with your doctor, and get a comprehensive food allergy with complement testing done to determine which foods you must stay away from, and which food you can eat safely. Plus you will need to discuss the the need for epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more
A Drop in Heart Rate: Vasovagal syncope refers to passing out when the vagus or 10th cranial nerve is stimulated. One important function of the vagus is to slow your heart down. Any activity that increases the pressure inside your abdomen can stimulate the vagus. So vasovagal syncope often happens when one is bearing down to try to urinate as in elderly men standing at the toliet. ...Read more
Common fainting: When the nerve vagus causes a fainting spell. Usually this happens in responds to a recent stimulus like when injecting needles, watching blood, during medical procedures, while fasting, while standing for long periods, while in fear or panic. When there is no other obvious cause for fainting it is said that is called "vasovagal syncope". There are other causes of syncope or loss of consciousness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple faint: Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of a simple faint. It is a neurocardiogenic response whereby a trigger ( ie blood draw, dentist drill) cause a surge of adrenaline causing a strong heart beat which feeds back on the vagus nerve that then leads to a chagall stimulation which cause dilatation of the blood vessel (lowers blood pressure) and slow heart rate. ...Read more
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