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Re: I was told I have vaso-vagal syncope but.....
I am in my sixties and have only passed out about a dozen times altogether. I do make a distinction between a 'syncope' and a 'disease.' Dehydration is often a trigger for me, as is not filling well (stomach virus, etc.). Lots of people who are dehydrated or not well, don't pass out. Those of us who have VV need to watch for signs carefully to see if we can avoid what is sometimes inevitable..
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
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