High Blood Pressure / Hypertension Community
Help?
About This Community:

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a reading of 140 (systolic) over 90 (diastolic), or higher and can often lead to heart disease and can often be made worse by high-salt diets. Discuss topics including good low-salt diets, heart disease and treatments.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Help?

Hello,

Yesterday I experienced a rather scary episode.  While laughing hard I found myself almost passing out.  It scared the hell out of me.  My hypochondriac nature immediately started researching this and I found a condition that seems spot on.  Neurocardiogenic Syncope.  What I am unable to ascertain is whether this is something I should run to the ER to have checked out or whether this is something I can chalk up to an isolated incident.  I am 41 years old, slightly overweight.  On blood pressure medicine (ACE and Calcium Channel Blocker) and have been diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse.  That aside, I think I am an otherwise healthy guy. So I have been told anyways.  Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Captain
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
How are you? Syncope  is a symptom (not a disease) and can be classified according to the cause. The most common is neurocardiogenic syncope or vasovagal syncope), which is a benign condition characterized by a self limited episode of systemic hypotension.  However, it is recommended that you have this checked by your doctor to rule out differentials such as carotid sinus hypersensitivity and orthostatic hypotension. The distinction between neurocardiogenic syncope and other causes of fainting is important because the prognosis and treatment are different. Hope this helps. Take care and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on New GMO
19 hrs ago
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336 "Courage isn't having the ... Comment
19 hrs ago
10308801_tn?1409191540
Blank
MightyNole commented on New GMO
Aug 27
High Blood Pressure / Hypertension Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
16 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway