Syncope is the medical term for a short loss of consciousness that is caused by an insufficient blood supply of the brain. The causes of a transient insufficient blood supply of the brain can vary. A visit to a doctor can help to determine the causes and relieve the symptoms with specific treatment.
Syncope is an event when a person loses consciousness for a while. The reasons for this loss of consciousness are insufficient oxygen and blood supply to the brain, which often results from low blood pressure.
The underlying causes of syncope vary and may include a great number of problems leading to low blood pressure or insufficient blood flow and oxygen supply. Some of these conditions are, for example, severe pain, psychic stress, a sudden change of position, dehydration, loss of blood and heavy coughing. Certain illnesses such as heart disease, neurologic diseases and metabolic diseases can also cause frequent appearance of syncope. Furthermore, syncope can be the side effect of drug and alcohol abuse or allergy. The symptoms of syncope are typically paleness, vertigo and loss of consciousness. Sometimes syncope is announced by nausea, feeling cold, sweating or blurred vision. Low blood sugar and seizure may also cause a loss of consciousness, but this is not classified as syncope since in these cases the underlying mechanism is not an insufficient blood supply.
The treatment of syncope depends on its causes. In an acute situation it is always advised to place the patient’s torso low while raising his legs. By doing this, more blood flows from the body back to the heart. If syncope occurs frequently, it is recommended to consult a doctor to determine the cause of the syncope. The doctor will help to discover the cause, and prescribe proper treatment according to the specific reason for the syncope.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
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Enter your present medical symptoms.
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