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What's vasovagal syncope?

What's 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.

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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What is vasovagal syncope?

What is vasovagal syncope?

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.

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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.

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What can cause vasovagal syncope?

What can cause vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syncope: Read this: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/vasovagal-syncope/basics/causes/con-20026900

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Can you die from vasovagal syncope?

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.

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Is vasovagal syncope an acquired condition?

Is vasovagal syncope an acquired condition?

Syncope: Extremely rare to have a familial relationship...Check for underlying diabetes or cardiac disease.

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What do you recommend for vasovagal syncope?

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.

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Do many young people have vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syndrome: Yes it can happen at any age, not uncommon in young people.

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What is vasovagal syncope and what causes it?

Common faint: Vasovagal syncope is the most common type of fainting that occurs when the blood pressure drops suddenly, reducing blood flow to the brain. It is often caused by dehydration or becoming overheated. Stress and anxiety can provoke it as well.

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Is vasovagal syncope a "disease" or condition?

Neither: It is describing an event, like fainting. It can, but does not have to, occur with cardiac issues, carotid artery issues and dehydration...To name a few reasons.

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How fast can I make my vasovagal syncope go away?

Agree with variable: Counterpressure manoeuvres are effective but should not replace recumbent position. Putting hands together and squeezing to contract upper body muscles works as well as crossing legs and squeezing. Both accomplish an increase in blood pressure.

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What is vasovagal syncope and when does it happen?

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, .

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Do symptoms like vasovagal syncope go away quickly?

Sometimes: It depends on what's causing the syncope. Usually the symptoms resolve within minutes of exposure to whatever caused the syncope goes away.

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At what age do fainting episodes in vasovagal syncope usually start?

Around 10 years: Syncope is a common event in otherwise healthy children, especially in the second decade.

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If I have numerous vasovagal syncope should I participate in gym class?

Depends: On what your triggers are. Also make sure you keep yourself well hydrated.

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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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Is vasovagal syncope curable?

Yes: If we find the cause we can treat it.

Passed Out (Definition)

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