Vasovagal syncope, also known as vasovagal response, is a common cause of fainting. 

Symptoms include lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, and a sudden drop in blood pressure and heart rate. It’s often triggered by emotional stress, pain, or standing suddenly or standing for long periods.

Treatment for vasovagal syncope focuses on preventing fainting episodes and managing triggers. 

This may include:

  • Increasing fluid and salt intake to maintain blood pressure.
  • Avoiding triggers such as sudden movements, prolonged standing, or extreme heat.
  • Learning stress management techniques like deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation.
  • Wearing compression stockings to improve blood flow.
  • Medications like beta-blockers or SSRIs may be prescribed in severe cases.

In addition to these treatments, it’s important for individuals with vasovagal syncope to maintain regular follow-ups with their healthcare provider to monitor their condition and adjust treatment as needed.

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