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Doctor insights on: Vasovagal Syncope During Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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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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. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for vasovagal syncope?

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. ...Read more

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Is vasovagal syncope a "disease" or condition?

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. ...Read more

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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, . ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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What can I do for my vasovagal syncope without going to a doctor?

Better be safe: Check with a doctor! that is what they are educated for. ...Read more

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Is it normal that a vasovagal syncope is followed by vomitinng several times, in a manner similar to food poisoning?

No: While nausea and pallor are certainly associated with vasovagal syncope, persistent vomiting along with a syncopal episode may indicate a more concerning etiology such as neurologic, metabolic, infectious. exposure, etc. I would recommend evaluation as soon as possible to rule out more worrisome causes. ...Read more

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I have vasovagal syncope when I see a bunch of blood, but I need to get it treated before I enter medical school in 2 years.

I have vasovagal syncope when I see a bunch of blood, but I need to get it treated before I enter medical school in 2 years.

Vasovagal response : You are not alone. Many people who became doctors have fainted at the first sight of blood. Fear of the unknown, overwhelmed by all the stimulation, lack of sleep, and hunger can create the perfect storm and lead to a vasovagal response. As you become more comfortable and through repetition (habituation) this queasiness will resolve. ...Read more

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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?

Vaso Vagal syncope: or vasodepressor syncope is unlikely to account for the variability. Heart rate variability is common in younger individuals and 23yo is a younger individual! This is most likely a normal finding for you. ...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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Can tilt training help prevent vasovagal syncope?

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

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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


Passed Out (Definition)

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