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My pulse rate bounces between mid 50s- high 90s all through the day. Is this normal with vasovagal syncope or vasovagal depressor?
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 more
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
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
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. ...Read more
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, . ...Read more
Vasovagal: Yes there is also some genetic tendency in some people. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Not uncommon. Females seem to have it more often than males ...Read more
Depends: On what your triggers are. Also make sure you keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more
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
Read the vasovagal wiki:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vasovagal_response. ...Read more
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
I experience vasovagal syncope when I am around needles (even though I am mentally ok with needles.) could this be a symptom of another disorder?
Unlikely: Lie down when you have an injection or blood test. ...Read more
Not really: Neurocardiogenic syncope in young people is pretty common and there are different triggers that lead to the faint in people, but the trigger is often the same for a particular person. A large study was done comparing lifestyle change training vs this training +tilt training: no real difference in outcome. Also tilt training takes a lot of discipline and is not easy. So, not really. ...Read more