Does anyone know of ways to stop the loss of consciousness and prevent a syncope episode?

I know about staying hydrated, applied tension, and avoiding triggers. I'm asking if there is anything more certain or absolute other than lying down? Like an epipen for fainting?

I would think that you would need something to compensate the sudden drop in blood pressure. The first thing that comes to my mind is some kind a lower body compression. Something like a fighter pilot g suit. The other thing I thought of was the ammonia tablets that are inhaled to "wake" people back up. I don't know much about these though or if they really do anything to stop syncope. I don't know how that would do anything for blood pressure.

Thanks for the help!
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replied August 14th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

Low blood pressure (hypotension) is pressure so low it causes symptoms or signs due to the low flow of blood through the arteries and veins. When the flow of blood is too low to deliver enough oxygen and nutrients to vital organs such as the brain, heart, and kidney, the organs do not function normally and may be temporarily or permanently damaged.

Some individuals routinely may have blood pressures of 90/50 with no symptoms and therefore do not have low blood pressure. However, others who normally have higher blood pressures may develop symptoms of low blood pressure if their blood pressure drops to 100/60. Going from a sitting or lying position to a standing position often brings out symptoms of low blood pressure.

1. In case, you had checked your blood pressure, previously and was higher than the current levels.

2. You have symptoms associated with low blood pressure - like feeling dizzy, lightheadedness, fainting episodes, blurred vision, etc.

In case, you have the above 2 findings, then it is definitely possible that you may be having low blood pressure.

The common causes of low BP, include Dehydration, autonomic neuropathy, medications used to treat depression, high blood pressure, epilepsy, etc ; cardiac disorders with low heart rate, Diabetes, Stress exhaustion, Alcohol intake, etc.

In such a case, you will need to consult with your doctor or a cardiologist, for a physical examination and tests to determine the cause of your symptoms. Treatment with vasopressors (medications to increase the blood pressure) can then be prescribed to treat you.

Ammonia inhalation is usually helpful in conditions where the patients have breathing disorders , where there is a lack of stimulus for the inspiration (breathing in air) due to neurological disorders. It may not be helpful in case of syncope or low blood pressure episodes.

I hope this helps.



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