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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


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What to do if I am 17 (female) and today my doctor diagnosed me with vasovagal syncope! And I had to do bloodwork, should I be concerned?

Your daughter?: Your profile says you're 50. Is this your daughter? Anyway, vasovagal syncope is not a disease, it's a reflex. It's normal and can occur in most anyone if the conditions are right. Your job (should you choose to accept it) is to avoid the situation that resulted in syncope. Most people (but not all) know very well what brought it on. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my vasovagal syncope?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my vasovagal syncope?

Squat or make a fist: There are many medications advocated, but few proven to really work. The faint can often be prevented if you do an isometric maneuver, which raises your blood pressure. An example would be folding your arms in front, grasping arms and pull them apart. If circumstances allow, you can also squat down or simply lie down on a couch. ...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?

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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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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In vasovagal syncope what does your heart rate do, go up or down or no change?

In vasovagal syncope what does your heart rate do, go up or down or no change?

Varies: Usually it slows, often dramatically, simulating "arrest". A hr of 20-30 with 3-5 second pauses is not uncommon. This common form of vasovagal syncope is called "cardio-inhibitory". But occasionally one sees vagal reactions with pure vasodilatation in which BP falls but heart rate doesn't. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Passed Out (Definition)

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