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What can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life. It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope

What can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life. It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope

Important question: There are many possible causes. You may have a medical or neurological problem. Please see a primary care doctor who can do a good evaluation and guide your treatment. ...Read more

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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Dx'd with neurocardiogenic syncope! Is florinef (fludrocortisone) a safe long term drug? Should. I see an electro physiologist?

Dx'd with neurocardiogenic syncope! Is florinef (fludrocortisone) a safe long term drug? Should. I see an electro physiologist?

Florinef (fludrocortisone): Can be an effective long term treatment. ..See how it works...If ineffective an ep might be useful. ...Read more

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What's a good drug for fainting associated with panic attacks?

What's a good drug for fainting associated with panic attacks?

Panic attacks: Adequate treatment of panic attacks should fix the problem. If it persists then further evaluation is necessary. There are many treatments for anxiety so talk to your physician. ...Read more

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At my grandma’s rehab center, i’d see that the aids did all the work and the lpns told them what to do, and the rns passed out drugs. Is that the way it’s done?

At my grandma’s rehab center, i’d see that the aids did all the work and the lpns told them what to do, and the rns passed out drugs. Is that the way it’s done?

Different work: There are multiple kinds of "work" in a rehab center or hospital. Some of this you never see, or may not recognize as "work". Making sure the medications are correctly prepared, documented, and given is work also. Different training, different responsibilities and tasks. ...Read more

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Was given 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake and I think I passed out and possibly hallucinated is that possible do not normally take any drugs but advil (ibuprofen).?

Was given 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake and I think I passed out and possibly hallucinated is that possible do not normally take any drugs but advil (ibuprofen).?

Lorazepam: Lorazepam is a very strong sedative. That large of a dose, enough to sedate a horse, was probably too much for your system. I would not recommend that you repeat the experience. ...Read more

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After taking pain killer called tramadol I was vomiting &dizzy fainting not feeling well am I allergic of this medicine? The dizziness very bad.

After taking pain killer called tramadol I was vomiting &dizzy fainting not feeling well am I allergic of this medicine? The dizziness very bad.

Side Effect: This sounds like an intolerable side effect. This may not be a true allergy, but nonetheless the drug should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can I die from syncope if I ignore it?

Can I die from syncope if I ignore it?

Depends on cause: Syncope can be due to a simple faint (like having blood drawn) or it can be due to serious heart disease with dangerous arrhythmias. The causes are legion. Some don't involve the heart at all like low blood sugar or epilepsy. You should discuss your syncope with someone who knows your full medical history to see if additional testing is necessary. ...Read more

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What are the common triggers of syncope?

What are the common triggers of syncope?

Syncope triggers: The triggers for syncope depends on the type of syncope. For vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope the common triggers are dehydration and stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, decongestants and dietary aides or supplements. As always talk your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have syncope?

Could it be something bad if I have syncope?

Yes, is serious: Syncope is just blacking out or fainting--the problem it can be cardiac, neurological from a long list of causes--at least it could be due to change position, low blood pressure--check with primary doctor but bring witness, video of event. ...Read more

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Should syncope patients have a wheelchair?

Syncope: Most syncope patients have no need for a wheelchair. There certainly may be some who do need a wheelchair but their doctor should be the one who recommends it, or perhaps a physical therapist if they are associated with one. ...Read more

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What is neurocardiogenic syncope?

What is neurocardiogenic syncope?

Syncope: Now more commonly called vasodepressor syncope is a complex telex involving feedback from brain and circulation system ...Read more

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What's the first treatment of syncope?

Syncope: A good medical, neurological, cardiopulmonary evaluation. Find reversible and treatable causes. Keep patient stable. ...Read more

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How is syncope diagnosed in expectant mothers?

How is syncope diagnosed in expectant mothers?

Limited: Due to the pregnancy, labs, 2 echo and holter would be first studies ordered. 30day event recorder may be needed if symptoms are intermittant. Really can't do stress testing or tilt table tests. She needs to stay hydrated, don't get up too quickly, eat regularly, get plenty of sleep, support socks. BP should be taken with pt lying then sitting then standing to see if BP drops severly or becomes symp. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for convulsive syncope?

Are there any treatments for convulsive syncope?

Yes: First, correct the cause of syncope. If the cause of syncope is not readily treatable, use anticonvulsants to control the seizures. And use them on a regular basis, as opposed to when you are feeling symptomatic, ie "pre-syncopal". ...Read more

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Epilepsy or syncope?

Common dilema: Whether an event is a seizure or syncope is a common question. You have had part of an evaluation for epilepsy. What needs to be done is see a cardiologist and have a tilt table study for syncope. ...Read more

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Is syncope the same thing as fainting?

Syncope.: Temporary loss of consciousness from lowering of blood pressure or insufficient oxygen supply to the brain. Can be sometimes used interchangeably. ...Read more

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How is syncope different from fainting?

How is syncope different from fainting?

No difference: Syncope is commonly used in medical settings, while fainting is used in everyday language, both to mean the same thing. ...Read more

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Will a person have syncope all his life?

Usually not: Syncope can be infrequent in most people without an underlying medical diagnosis. Many times simple lifestyle adjustments can diminish or stop future episodes. It really depends upon the individual. ...Read more

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Must I seek immediate help if I have syncope?

Must I seek immediate help if I have syncope?

Depends: Passing out is common and common causes are emotion, dehydration, medications. Depending on age abnormalities of heart rhythm become more prevalent. Rare entities such as cardiomyopathy are possible in younger patients. If first episode and there is a clear precipitant it is probably not necessary to see doc. If this is recurrent or there is no clear explanation see doc soon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: syncope?

Fainting: 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% of emergency room visits. ...Read more

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Neurocardiac syncope, what is cause, cure?

Neurocardiac syncope, what is cause, cure?

Syncope: Neurocardiogenic syncope is complex. Stand up-blood rushes to feet increase Adrenalin causes heart rate/pressure to increase to maintain bp. Brain misinterprets and sends signal to stop adrenalin. Heart rate slows and blood vessels dilate causing BP to fall and pass out. Can also be caused by pain/urinating/stress. Usually maintain hydration/salt and avoid triggering factors. See md. ...Read more

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Is syncope associated with nerve impingment?

Absolutely not: The causes of syncope could be anywhere between something as benign as vasivagal syncope or postural orthostatic syncope to something as malignant and dangerous as ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest. Please contact your doctor/ cardiologist and preferably a cardiac electrophysiologist to investigate further. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with syncope?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with syncope?

No: There are too many possibilities. Syncope (loss of consciousness) may be due to a simple faint (vasodepressor reaction) or be due to serious, even life threatening conditions such as certain disorders of cardiac rhythm or valve disorders. Before any treatment is considered, evaluation and diagnosis are required to rule out the dangerous causes. ...Read more

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How/why does hyperventilation sometimes lead to syncope?

How/why does hyperventilation sometimes lead to syncope?

Carbon dioxide: This is the main "driver" for us to breathe. Co2 levels in the brain cause the respiratory center to signal breathing. When you hyperventilate you blow off a lot of co2 and the brain senses no need to breathe. Another driver is oxygen but since your o2 levels be high, the brain senses you have enough o2. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

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