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Treatment Options

Syncope (fainting) can have many different causes. The majority are not life-threatening and can usually be easily controlled. However, a very small minority can be dangerous. As a result, some causes of fainting are more treatable and can be improved with simple self help measures. Others are complex and may require medication or pacemaker options.

Counterpressure Manoeuvres

Advice on what to do if you are feeling faint

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Managing Your Syncope

Advice on self help measures in everyday life to help prevent syncope.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking treatment directed at the ways you respond to and cope with present difficulties.

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Medications

Information on medications used to treat some forms of syncope.

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Anaesthetists, Dentists

The anaesthetist (doctor who carries out the anaesthetic) should be informed in simple terms that the patient has Syncope or Reflex Anoxic Seizures, and that their heart can stop due to increase in the vagal tone for up to one minute

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Pacemakers

If your doctor has suggested that you have a pacemaker fitted it is because you have an abnormality in the electrical conduction system of your heart.

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