The Fainting Phenomenon. Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2222408
  • Book
  • 144 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Fainting, the sudden and often unpredictable loss of consciousness, can be a frightening experience. While often benign, fainting can sometimes be the sign of serious illness. Recurrent fainting can significantly disrupt a person s life, and make them prone to injury and, on occasion, death.
The Fainting Phenomenon, Second Edition is a valuable information resource for anyone whose life is affected by fainting.
Written for the layperson, this book will help you:

Understand the different reasons why people faint and their significance
Seek proper medical attention and treatment
Deal with related conditions such as Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Orthostatic Hypertension

This is an indispensable and reassuring guide for parents, families and care givers.
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1 Introduction.
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2 The Fainting Phenomenon..

3 The Normal Nervous System..

4 The Normal Cardiovascular System..

5 Orthostatic Intolerance and Orthostatic (postural) Hypotension..

6 Neurocardiogenic Syncope..

7 Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome..

8 Other Possible Causes of Fainting..

9 Fainting in Children and Adolescents and in Older People..

10 Diagnosing the Underlying Causes of Fainting..

11 Treating Fainting..

12 Wrapping Up.

Glossary of useful terms.

Index.

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Blair P. Grubb
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