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Re: Vaso-Vagal Syndrome

From: John K


I would suggest you buy an electronic blood pressure monitor -it straps on the wrist, and memorizes about 30 readings of BP and heart rate. (A search on eBay will show you several brands) Then you can start a chart taking readings several times a day, before and after exercise, at bedtime, while sleeping, during an episode etc. This should provide helpful data to a doctor (if he's willing to believe it). Also, keep her hydrated - water, avoid caffeine and alcohol, use salt freely. The med profession does not give V-V enough attention, even though some presidents have had incidents.

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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