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Is Vasovagal Syncope Hereditary
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Try this:: Vasovagal syncope, which is accompanied by a fall in BP and often slowing hr, always has warnings which consist of nausea, feeling hot, becoming lightheaded, and visual changes such as darkening. At the first sign, lie down. If possible, elevate your legs. There are two benefits: it will raise your BP and avoid injury if you do faint. Other hints: always eat breakfast. Betablockers help.See 1 more doctor answer
Vasovagal Syndrome: It is a condition mediated by vagus nerve which leads to fainting or syncope. Itoccurs in responce to some triggerwhich causes heart rate to slow down, blood pressure drops, which causes lack of blood to the brain and it causes loss of consciousness. It is mediated throgh vagus nerve and sympathetic system. Triggers can be stress, pots. Venipuncture, sme drugs, ssris, violent coghing, hunger, lack of sleep, .
Vasovagal: Yes there is also some genetic tendency in some people.
Not uncommon: Not uncommon. Females seem to have it more often than malesSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On what your triggers are. Also make sure you keep yourself well hydrated.
I was told on here that gamers tend to have vasovagal syncope. My 14 y.o son has the symptoms of at least the feelings of near-syncope. Howdoiprevent?
Stop the games or: Limit the period of time he can play consecutively (shorter periods, w/rest in between). Make sure his fluid intake is maximal-this increases circulating blood volume and reduces chance of syncope
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