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Vaso-Vagal Discussion

From: Di Riddell
Date: 2/25/01
Time: 12:07:09 AM
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My Age is 52 and the first time I experienced this condition must have been about age 40 I have had three attacks in all the last one being last week at the Water Front in Cape Town at a lunch date. Paramedics were on the scene immediatly and found my blood prossure had dropped to 90/60 but my blood sugar was normal. It took one and a half hours for my blood pressure to come back to normal. I have noticed that the attacks happened when I am going thru a bit of a "crisis in my life so I assume it is anxiety related condition. It gives me one hell of a fright when it happens . My questian is what can be done to treat it and why does it happen and what actually happens?

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