Syncope Treatment Turkey

    Fainting is the sudden loss of consciousness and posture. This condition, which is referred to as “syncope” in medical language, may result from a health problem related to the brain or heart. Sometimes people may pass out for no apparent reason. Syncope Turkey is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of a disease. Sometimes it can be quite dangerous on its own. Because people who really faint can’t choose where to faint. Some people may realize that they will pass out before they pass out. Syncope may manifest itself as a state of worsening known as “presyncope”. Some people may suddenly lose consciousness and collapse to the ground without any symptoms. In the meantime, they may hit their heads and various parts of their bodies, and injure themselves.

    Syncope should not be ignored as it can be caused by a health problem related to the brain or heart. In particular, there may be a serious health problem underlying recurrent fainting. A cardiovascular specialist should be consulted to investigate this. In the rest of our article, we will talk about syncope, its types and how syncope is treated.

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    What is Syncope? 

    Syncope means fainting in medical language. Patients who pass out lose their consciousness and posture. During fainting, individuals may collapse to the ground suddenly. This is what makes syncope dangerous for healthy individuals. Most of the time, individuals lose their consciousness without even realizing it and they collapse to where they are. In the meantime, they get hit on their heads, fall from somewhere, etc. possible. In some cases, it is also possible that they feel they are going to pass out. They may try to secure themselves because of the feeling of getting worse, known as “presyncope” in the medical language, and “like fainting”.

    What are the Reasons of Fainting?

    Causes of syncope may include:

    • Epilepsy disease.
    • Sudden drops in blood glucose.
    • Blood pressure disease, sudden change in blood pressure.
    • Heart diseases.
    • Some diseases involving cerebral vessels.
    • Some diseases related to the lungs.

    Syncope often does not occur due to any health problem. In some cases, the body may faint as a response to environmental factors. Of course, this is also dangerous. Since patients cannot choose the place where they will faint; they may faint in traffic, in the middle of the road, in a high place. As a result, they may injure themselves. However, what makes syncope really dangerous is; are health problems originating from the brain or heart.

    Fainting is often the result of a sudden cessation of blood flow to the brain or a large reduction in blood flow. The brain cannot get the oxygen it needs to continue its activities and shuts itself down. As a result, fainting occurs. There are many factors that affect blood flow to the brain. We will touch on the ones related to the Cardiology department of these factors.

    What is Cardiac Syncope (Heart Related Syncope)?

    Cardiac syncope is the fainting that occurs due to  heart diseases. Nearly 1 in 5 cases of fainting are caused by heart-related causes. Rhythm disorders and structural disorders in the heart; They can cause changes in the amount of blood reaching the brain. If the amount of blood going to the brain drops below a certain level, people may lose consciousness and faint.

    Rhythm disturbances affect both the pattern of the heartbeat and the volume of blood pumped by the heart. Therefore, especially some types of rhythm disorders can cause frequent fainting. Rhythm disorders, which often manifest themselves as palpitations; in some cases they can cause shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness and fainting.

    Rhythm disorders are very serious disorders. They must be treated as they cause conditions such as syncope and affect the whole body, including the heart.

    What is Vasovagal Syncope?

    Vasovagal syncope is a type of fainting that is related to both the nervous system and the heart. It is also known medically as neurocardiogenic syncope.

    Vasovagal syncope is seen because some metabolic reflexes concerning our body do not work properly. For example, when some individuals stand up suddenly while sitting, some of the blood in their circulation collects in the lower parts of the body. As a result, there is a sudden decrease in the amount of blood going to their brains. This is why they faint. Normally, the body has control mechanisms, namely reflexes, to prevent this fainting. When healthy individuals stand up suddenly, the veins in their feet constrict. Thus, the blood continues to circulate instead of accelerating towards the feet. Fainting of the person is prevented. The control mechanism we have mentioned may not work as it should in some people. As a result, people may experience sudden low blood pressure and faint.

    How to Perform Syncope Treatment?

    First aid to individuals experiencing syncope must be done by healthcare professionals who are experts in their fields or individuals who have received first aid training. Patients may fall and injure the head and neck regions during syncope, so as much as possible, the patient should not be moved until healthcare professionals arrive. Fainting patients recover when their blood pressure and pulse return to normal levels.

    However, the underlying causes of syncope should also be investigated. If fainting is seen due to rhythm disorders in the heart, the person may encounter more serious health conditions due to rhythm disorders. Therefore, a cardiologist should be consulted. Thus, if syncope is seen due to arrhythmia, an appropriate treatment can be planned according to the type of rhythm disorder.