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Re: vagal syndrome



I was diagnosed to have vaso vagal syncope approximately 3 years ago. My fainting episodes have usually been triggered by over exercising or the body being tried due to over working and/or lack of rest. I have light headiness on a daily basis and have had some success in reducing the fainting episodes by lying on my back and elevating my legs at first signs of dizziness. The Electrocardiologist who diagnosed my condition is extremely knowledgable regarding vaso vagal and has advised me my best bet is to learn to live with the condition. Basicly, to do this: 8 hours sleep daily--exercise regularly to keep muscle tone in legs but do not over exercise--never get dehydrated--lots of salt in diet--keep aniexty and stress to a minimum--learn to recognize what your bodysigns are telling you--never put yourself in harms way by going swimming, sky diving, driving on freeways at high speeds, etc.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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