Doctors for Syncope in Mallige Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Syncope is the medical term for fainting or passing out. It is caused by a temporary drop in the amount of blood that flows to the brain. It is partial or complete loss of consciousness with interruption of awareness of oneself and one's surroundings. When the loss of consciousness is temporary and there is spontaneous recovery, it is referred to as syncope or, in nonmedical quarters, fainting.
HOW IS SYNCOPE DIAGNOSED?
Transient loss of consciousness is usually due to syncope. Other possible causes are
Dizziness or vertigo without loss of consciousness.
Transient ischaemic attacks/stroke.
HOW IS SYNCOPE TREATED?
No treatment is needed for many non-cardiac causes of syncope (such as postural hypotension, vasovagal reaction, and situational syncope). The person regains consciousness by simply sitting or lying down. The person is thereafter advised to avoid trigger situations, to not strain while eliminating, to sit when coughing, to lie down for blood drawing, etc. Older people should have their medications reviewed and caution is advised to slow the process of changing positions from lying to standing. This simple technique can allow the body to adjust to the new position
DID YOU KNOW?
Feeling lightheaded, dizzy, weak or nauseous happens before a person undergoes a spell of Syncope.