The term syncopal episode is the medical term for the condition. A syncopal episode may be caused by a number of reasons and affects a number of Americans both men and women and young and old. It is, however, more prominent in those over the age of 45 as it is associated with sudden changes in blood flow. One of the most popular recent incidents occurred in 2017 when famous talk show host Wendy Williams had a syncopal episode live on air.
It is important to note that these episodes become more prominent with age. They are caused by a sudden drop in blood flow to the brain which results in the individual losing consciousness and also control of muscles leading to a fainting spell. Although these episodes tend to not be life-threatening, they are quite scary to go through, below is a list of ten ways to help overcome a syncopal episode:
1. Identifying That a Syncopal Episode May Be Coming
The first thing to help you overcome a syncopal episode is being able to detect that it is coming or on the horizon. Your body will often tell you that something is wrong and how you react determines whether or not it becomes detrimental. This means identifying the pre-syncope signs and symptoms that you may experience just before your legs give way
As many fainting spells occur when you are standing you may notice to start feeling your legs getting numb or shaky. This would be the perfect opportunity to control how you faint. You may want to take a seat on a chair if one is available and if one isn’t available simply sit on the floor. As the fall tends to be the only time you can cause damage to your body, mitigating this can help you avoid breaking your spine, hitting your head and getting a concussion.