Syncope is a condition where the patient experiences signs of dizziness and feeling faint due to fall in the blood pressure levels. This happens very randomly and is signified with the loss of muscle strength, student feeling of dizziness and haziness in front of the eyes and fainting. However, the fainting usually is for a short period and the patient wakes up within 2-5 minutes of the same.
HOW IS SYNCOPE DIAGNOSED?
A Cardiologist diagnoses Syncope by performing a physical examination and examining the medical history of the patient. Additional may also be ordered by the doctor such as blood test to check for any chemical imbalances, head CT scan, Echocardiogram, and ECG.
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 usually occurs because your heart rate and blood pressure drop suddenly