What is syncope?
Syncope is the brief loss of consciousness and posture caused by a temporary decrease in blood flow to the brain. Syncope may be associated with a sudden fall in blood pressure, a decrease in heart rate or changes in blood volume or distribution. The person usually regains consciousness and becomes alert right away, but may experience a brief period of confusion.
Syncope is often the result of an underlying medical condition that could be related to your heart, nervous system or blood flow to the brain.
What are the symptoms of syncope?
The most common symptoms of syncope include:
Most common causes
-Falling for no reason
-Fainting, especially after a meal or after exercise
-Feeling unsteady or weak when standing