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I am experiencing syncope. Is this common and what is the

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I am experiencing syncope. Is this common and what is the cure? I almost blacked out while driving and laughing. It was very scary. Seems to be happening more frequently. Is it dangerous from a symptomatic standpoint.
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Customer: When I laugh, I tend to get real lightheaded as though I am going to pass out. It only last a few seconds, but is very scary and concerning.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is due to the vasovagal attack.

Extreme emotional stress and physical stress can cause this.

Underlying heart problem another cause that should be ruled out.

Vasovagal attacks can be prevented by avoiding such stressful situations.

Drinking fluids, increased salt intake, compression stocking can help to prevent such episodes.
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