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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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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 do you recommend for bradycardia?

What do you recommend for bradycardia?

Nothing or a lot: Not all bradycardia is bad. Some people have resting heart rates that are low without any symptoms. But if its low, the rhythm has bad features, and or the patient is symptomatic, many things need to be considered. What medicines the patient is on, any underlying heart disease, maybe a pacemaker. There are many things to consider for a proper treatment plan. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for arrhythmia?

What do you recommend for arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for atrial flutter?

What do you recommend for atrial flutter?

Cardioversion: This is the standard of treatment and it is a quick and easy, noninvasive outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for myocarditis?

What do you recommend for myocarditis?

Depends on what: Cannot answer the question unless know what is causing the myocarditis. As in prior answer there are many possibities including viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. As infectious causes and several non-infectious causes as well. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pneumothorax?

What do you recommend for pneumothorax?

Depends: If small, just observation .. If large and symptoms (shortness of breath or pain), may need catheter or tube to evacuate pneumothorax and reinflate the lung ... ...Read more

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What do you recommend for narcolepsy?

What do you recommend for narcolepsy?

See your doctor: Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder which results in excessive daytime sleepiness, vivid dreams, sleep paralysis, and poor sleep. It occurs in 1 in 2, 000 people. If you think you have narcolepsy, see your doctor. You may need a referral to a sleep center to have tests performed. These tests would distinguish between narcolepsy and other sleep problems. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for intussusception?

What do you recommend for intussusception?

Depends: In children below age 4 with less than 2 prior episodes of intussuception diagnosed by ultrasound or contrast enema (an x-ray exam) who do not have peritonitis or an advanced bowel obstruction, an attempt should be made at hydrostatic reduction of the intussuception. If this is not successful then the patient may need an operation to correct the intussuception. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations or something else?

What do you advise for heart palpitations or something else?

Get a diagnosis: First you need to know what is causing the problem A heart monitor can be diagnostic. Then treatments can be determined. ...Read more

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Do you know a website to find about supraventricular tachycardia?

Do you know a website to find about supraventricular tachycardia?

Heart Rhythm Society: The heart rhythm society website has good information. Additional industry sites include medtronic, st. Jude medical, and biosense webster. The mayo clinic, cleveland clinic, and other academic institutions may also have good information. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

No recommendations: Rhabdo should have a cause and the cause should be identified then treatment will be tailored to the cause. Close follow up is very improtant depending on how bad the rhabdo is. Hosptilization might be required sometimes. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are you supposed to do for someone having a seizure?

Doctors, what are you supposed to do for someone having a seizure?

See below: Excellent question. Here is a good reference from the epilepsy foundation: <a href="http://www.Epilepsy.Com/get-help/seizure-first-aid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Epilepsy.Com/get-help/seizure-first-aid</a>. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pleuritis?

What do you recommend for pleuritis?

Pleuritis: Pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of pleura (the lining of the lungs and the cavity they are in). Usually, viral in nature, it only requires time and sometimes anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen/naproxen to treat. Occasionally, Prednisone (steroid antiinflammatory) may be needed. Other causes may be autoimmune (in that case specific therapy is recommended) etc. ...Read more

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What can you do for someone having a heart attack? Are there any home remedies before you get to a doctor?

What can you do for someone having a heart attack? Are there any home remedies before you get to a doctor?

Heart attack....: If someone is having symptoms of a heart attack, like chest pain, shortness of breath, etc., 911 should be called immediately. While you are waiting for them to arrive, you can give the person an aspirin to chew and swallow, if they are not allergic to aspirin. Getting the person to the ER as quickly as possible is the best treatment for a heart attack. Don't waste time! ...Read more

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What do you recommend for whiplash?

What do you recommend for whiplash?

Physical therapy: I suppose after a trauma, you get pain and difficulty moving your neck---can only be whiplash after evaluation for other things--see the doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Whats 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. ...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. ...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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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?

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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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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Do many young people have vasovagal syncope?

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

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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. ...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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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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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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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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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. ...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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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 ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

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