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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 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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What is micturition?

What is micturition?

Micturition: A very technical/scientific term for "peeing." www.Peedoc.Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What is neuro-cardiogenic syncope?

Syncope: neuro-cardiogenic syncope is a loss of awareness / fainting due to decreased blood flow to the brain. It tends to occur due to an over-active reflex in the arteries in the front of the neck. Another term for this is vaso-vagal syncope. ...Read more

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What causes micturition syncope?

Here are some ...: Such event are quite individually unique although its exact mechanism remains unclear, but vasovagal reflex has been elucidated and believed to be the cause. In other words, such person has some personal dysfunction in autonomic nerve system. To prevent possible accident of fall-down from such, try sit to void and stand up slowly with holding on to something. More? Ask Doc timely. Best wish... ...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 is vasovagal syncope and what causes it?

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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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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What is presyncopal?

What is presyncopal?

(pre)syncope: Syncope is fancy term for passing out while presyncope is sensation of almost passing out w/o actually losing consciousness. Some might describe this as a sense of lightheadedness or faintness, which is distinct from room spinning sensation of vertigo. Unfortunately, all these descriptions are too often gathered under rubric of dizziness so it's important for your Family Doc & ENT to decipher ...Read more

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What is cough syncope?

What is cough syncope?

Yes: Cough syncope is passing out in relation to coughing. It is caused by a drop in blood pressure which is caused by the cough stimulating the vagus nerve which leads to the loss in blood pressure. It is the same mechanism as the common "fainting spell" some people have. ...Read more

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What is vagavasosyncope?

Vasovagal syncope: A sudden drop in blood pressure and heart rate leads to lightheadedness and passing out. Vasovagal refers to the vagus nerve's effects upon the vascular system. Among reasons for passing out, vasovagal syncope is one of the most common. When someone faints to the sight of blood, or overwhelmed with emotion, it is often due to vasovagal syncope. ...Read more

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What is fainting?

What is fainting?

Vasovagal: The common cause of fainting is a vasovagal reflex, which the activation of the vagus nerve causing rapid slow down of heart rate causing a sudden shut down of blood supply to the bain and then fainting, as soon as the person falls and be supine the blood supply returs to the barin and the person returns completely awake. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is cough syncope?

What sort of disorder is cough syncope?

Not a real problem : Excessive cough can limit the amount of blood returning to the heart and therefore cause syncope or a blackout spell which is reversible when cough stops. ...Read more

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What is heat syncope?

What is heat syncope?

Overheats and faints: A person who gets overheated will automatically dilate (widen) the blood vessels in his skin so that more blood will flow to the skin. His body does this in hopes of cooling him down, just like the elephant who sends more blood to his ears to cool his body down. The person, however, feels lightheaded and may faint because there is not enough blood flowing his brain (too much blood is in the skin). ...Read more

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What is hypertension urgency?

What is hypertension urgency?

Severe HTN: It's more accurately: severe HTN with mild symptoms. Mostly BP doesn't cause symptoms, but when it's very high (we're talking >200/>110 - sometimes much higher), there may be angina, heart failure, or encephalopathy. If severe, it's a hypertensive emergency. "urgency" is a term used for a borderline situation. ...Read more

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What is the primary problem during psychogenic shock?

What is the primary problem during psychogenic shock?

The term: shock, is a precipitous drop in blood pressure; psychogenic shock is brought about by vasodilation and constitutes an emergency, regardless of the reason. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fainting related to urination?

What is the definition or description of: Fainting related to urination?

Here are some...: Fainting spells at/during urination is not uncommon and is a form of autonomic nerve "instability" leading to so-called vasovagal reflex manifesting slow heart beat and subsequent low BP, which are usually self-limiting and transient, and recover after squatting down or sitting down. More? Seek evaluation. ...Read more

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What is passing out compared to fainting?

The same: Syncope is commonly referred to as "fainting" or "passing out". Different names for the same thing. ...Read more

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What is causing my orthostatic hypotension?

What is causing my orthostatic hypotension?

Wearing sun glasses: Just kidding! dehydration, certain medications, or an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (affects blood pressure and pulse), are common causes of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure on standing). Your doctor can do tests to determine the cause in you. ...Read more

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What could the causes of syncope be?

What could the causes of syncope be?

Broad question: There are volumes of books and week long seminars on the topic. Common causes are orthostatic hypo tension where BP drops when standing too quikly, heart block that may need a pace maker, structual heart disease such as hocm and as, etc. You need a full history and physical, ecg, labs echo, holter to start. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the causes of syncope in youngsters?

Multiple: Syncope (fainting) is a relatively common occurence, particularly in teens and pre-teens. Ultimately it is due to low blood pressure to the brain, but has many triggers (standing too long, getting up quickly, sight of blood, sudden trauma, etc). Kids who faint should be evaluated, but the cure is usually increased fluid and sodium intake. In some, medications may be used to help. ...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 can I do to relieve my syncope symptoms?

What can I do to relieve my syncope symptoms?

Need full eval: First you need to find the cause of the syncope - is it vasovagal? Pots (posture related), irregular heart rhythm, low blood sugar or low blood pressure among others. You need to see a doc for full evaluation then treatment will depend on the cause. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...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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Difference between blacking out, syncope and fainting?

None: In general, non-medical people use these terms interchangeably. ...Read more

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What risks will my child with syncope have riding a bike?

Be very careful: Not recommended to ride bike with history of syncope. One accident could be disasterous. Check with the doctor that diagnosed the syncope. ...Read more

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Is it advised to have a medical id bracelet with syncope?

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Syncope: If repeated & the cause is documented as a medical emergency, yes. ...Read more

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How does a medical history help you if a diagnosis of syncope?

How does a medical history help you if a diagnosis of syncope?

Narrows the field: Providing a current thorough health (and family) history is one of the most important things a person can do, whether speaking to a doctor, updating a form or completing a phr on a site or app. Why? Knowing medications, conditions that are most relevant helps a doctor do more selective testing and imaging, especially in case of something like syncope/fainting/dizziness that can save time and money. ...Read more

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Can an episode of near syncope enough to effect my drivers license?

Talk to your doctor : A single episode of near syncope may not adversely affect your driving privilege. If an understanding of the cause and remedy has been determined, you should be able to drive. On the other hand, if the cause of your near syncope has not been determined or if the symptoms persist, you should not drive. You should discuss this with your doctor. You are asking an important question. ...Read more

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Why do I experience near syncope so often? Like multiple times a day? What can I do to make this better, was already hospitalized once.

Please repost.: A cardinal rule of medicine is that treatment requires knowing the cause. You can't "make this better" without knowing the cause. Please repost & include the "workup" so far: What tests & studies have been done & what do your doctors think? ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

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