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Vasovagal Syncope Symptoms, Signs and Causes

No matter whether you call it a vasovagal or reflex syncope, know that it is a widespread faint that may be faced by healthy people who are not under the threat of heart disease. The worst thing about this disease is that it may come out of nowhere and attack suddenly. In fact, it is a health condition which can be described by a single word – “fainting.”

It does not happen without any reason – the person faces after experiencing certain external factors such as a highly stressful situation or shock. For some people, it’s associated with seeing wounds or fresh scars on one’s body while for others it’s about being stuck between life and death (e.g., too powerful turbulence in the plane).

In other words, any case when the blood pressure goes down or heart rate decreases might be the clue. Immediately before the person faints, he/she may feel light headed and dizzy, having the blurred vision. Statistics show that the problems appear in 3% of the male population and 3.5% of female population. Thus, both are under the equal risk of vasovagal syncope. Another risk factor is aging.