Doctors for Syncope in Victoria Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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Syncope, also known as fainting, happens when a person loses consciousness for a short time because the brain isn't getting enough oxygen. A spell of Syncope generally lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. In many cases, Syncope is triggered by a number of factors such as severe pain, emotional trauma, low blood sugar due to diabetes, and dehydration. There are three types of Syncope namely Vasovagal Syncope, Carotid Sinus Syncope and Situational Syncope.
HOW IS SYNCOPE DIAGNOSED?
No specific laboratory testing has sufficient power to be absolutely indicated for evaluation of syncope. Tests may include:
• Exercise stress test.
• Blood tests.
• Tilt table test
HOW IS SYNCOPE TREATED?
A general physician would give low blood pressure medicines only if the patient has persistently lower pressure. However, in other cases, giving salt and sugar water or similar forms of electrolytes helps to revive the strength of the patient. A few hours or day of bed rest may also be suggested as a caution.
DID YOU KNOW?
Syncope is a common condition. It affects 3% of men and 3.5% of women at some point in life. Syncope is more common as one gets older and affects up to 6% of people over age 75. The condition can occur at any age and happens in people with and without other medical problems.