What is the treatment for neurocardiogenic syncope?

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Neurocardiogenic syncope means a person faint when his/her body overreacts to a certain trigger. It's also called vasovagal syncope.

Vasovagal syncope occurs when the part of your nervous system that regulates heart rate and blood pressure malfunctions in response to a trigger, such as the sight of blood.

Your heart rate slows, and the blood vessels in your legs widen (dilate.) This allows blood to pool in your legs, which lowers your blood pressure. Combined, the drop in blood pressure and slowed heart rate quickly reduce blood flow to your brain, and you faint.

When it occurs once a while treatment isn't really necessary, but prevention skills are necessary. 

1. Lie down 

When a person feels about fainting, the person should lie down right away, lift both legs, so the gravity will do its work to keep the blood flowing to the brain. 

2. Head between knees

If the person can't lie down, sit down and put the head between the knees until the person feels better. 

Other treatment options include:

  • medication that raises the blood pressure - not always useful
  • therapies, like exercises, compression socks
  • eat more salt

The goal of neurocardiogenic syncope treatment is to reduce the frequency of serious syncope events and reduce trauma. 

1 Avoid incentives. Neurogenic cardiogenicity is often triggered by certain factors, and some patients may only attack in specific situations. Therefore, patients and their families should be aware of the dangers and try to avoid triggering these risk factors. 

2 improve lifestyle. Eat at least 2 liters of liquid and about 7 grams of salt per day to increase blood pressure, increase blood volume, reduce the frequency of syncope. 

3 Identify symptoms of syncope in time, take a sitting position or supine position when you feel uncomfortable, raise your legs. Avoid falling. 

4 body isometric compression training. Performing flexion and extension exercises in the arms and legs helps prevent syncope. 

5 Perform standing training, similar to "desensitization" therapy. Let the patient gradually extend the standing time of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour ... gradually adapt to the impact of this orthostatic change. 

6 If the method still does not work, you should apply medication under the guidance of a doctor. For patients with frequent episodes of syncope, significantly slowed heart rate, and severely affected quality of life, a permanent cardiac pacemaker can be installed.

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