Syncope is transient fainting due to decreased blood flow to the brain.

All the general information concerning the mechanisms causing unconsciousness, the symptoms and the different types of syncope are presented under the heading: The syncope, a dizzying subject.



Situational syncope

Situational syncope is part of the so-called reflex syncope family.


The symptoms of this type of syncope are the same as those of vasovagal syncope, nausea, looking pale, heat flashes, sweating and fatigue. This fatigue can continue after the syncope.



As the name suggests, this type of syncope is related to a situation.


Indeed, situational syncope occurs during events such as intestinal stimulation (bowel movements), urination, coughing, sneezing, post physical activity, etc.



Which tests can be requested?

As for vasovagal syncope, the diagnosis is made by the doctor according to the answers obtained to his questions and the physical examination, without specific any test.


What are the risks related to health?

Just as vasovagal syncope, it is a benign condition. The risk remains that of injuries.


What is the treatment?

The tips described below can also be helpful in avoiding syncope and injury.


Some tips

It is recommended to pay attention during certain situations that may cause symptoms. For example, a man with a prostate disorder will have to urinate in a seated position while constipation and coughing should be treated appropriately to avoid them.

Special attention should be given to people who get up during the night to urinate. When we sleep, our pressure is already lower. By standing up, gravity pulls blood to the legs and this can be a source of falling blood pressure.

This especially concerns the elderly. It is important to use cautiousness and get up slower after sitting a little on the edge of the bed.