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Doctor insights on: Is Vasovagal Syncope Curable

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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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Can vasovagal syncope be cured?

Can vasovagal syncope be cured?

Depends: Sometimes vasovagal syncope is sel limiting, others it is a recurrent problem and requires attempts to treat with medications. The most important thing is attempting to stay hydrated and eat small frequent meals. If you feel like you are about to pass out sit down and put your head in between your legs or lie down on floor so if you do pass out you don't hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Can you die from vasovagal syncope?

Not generally but...: Not unless you fall off a ladder, drown in a pool or get into a accident from passing out. If you feel it coming on it is important you are in a safe place and put tour head down or lie down. ...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?

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

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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

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Whats vasovagal syncope?

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

Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more