Articles for tag: Fainting, Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension, Syncope

What Causes Fainting Spells?

A fainting spell can be a frightening experience. The brief loss of consciousness associated with fainting can trigger significant anxiety in the person unfortunate enough to experience it. The good news is that a fainting spell is usually not associated with a serious underlying medical problem and is unlikely to cause lasting harm unless an ...

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Sweet Lullabies

Most Vietnamese children are familiar with lullabies. Whether sung by our mothers, grandmothers or older sisters sweet, gentle lullabies are of our cultural memory. Among Vietnam’s ethnic groups, the Kinh majority has the moat lullabies. In northern, central and southern Vietnam there are at least three distinct styles of Kinh lullabies. The stylistic differences are ...

Defecation Syncope: A Potential Holiday Hazard

This morning I was reading an interesting book called What’s Your Poo Telling You? Written by Josh Richman and Anish Sheth, M.D., and illustrated by Peter Arkle, The book was published in 2007 and basically consists of different descriptions of the many types of bowel movements the average person experiences. I purchased it during a ...

First Person Experience: My Dog Had Chylothorax

My dog, Shadow, was a healthy one and a half year old Labrador Retriever mix that I had adopted from the local animal shelter. She became part of our family when she was six months old. Although she was wild and energetic, she was great with my twin daughters, who both have autism. One day ...

Living Your Life with Neurocardiogenic Syncope

  What is Neurocardiogenic Syncope? Well Syncope is another name for “fainting”, and Neurocardiogenic is a condition where blood vessels expand, pulling blood to the lower parts of the body, resulting in low blood flow to the brain. With little blood flow to the brain, Syncope (Fainting) happens. The usual stimulus for this action resides ...

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Why Do Normal Bodily Functions Cause Fainting Spells?

Syncope is just another name for fainting. It’s quite common for people to faint unexpectedly. I have never fainted before, until recently. I bumped my funny bone on the door casing as I was passing through it. I’m not even sure how I managed that, but the pain was so intense that I fainted. I ...

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Can You Die from Laughing?

What would life be like without a little humor? It’s hard to deny the many health benefits of a good laugh. Laughing is a good way to reduce stress – and studies show it lowers levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine that cause blood pressure and blood sugar to rise. Laughter ...

Vi-Pak Miracle Product or Scam?

I have tried hundreds of different supplements. Ninety-nine percent of these supplements had little to no effect on my overall health. So when my sister-in-law called excited about a new supplement called Vi-Pak. I was skeptical, but I promised her that I would give the Vi-Pak product a chance. The Vi-Pak was created by Michael ...

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What Causes Fainting? Vasovagal Syncope

What is Vasovagal Syncope? When I was in my late 20’s I had to transfer my life insurance policy to a different company. The standard protocol before a life insurance company will insure you is to send a medical professional like a nurse to draw blood from you to see how healthy (or not) you ...