Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Fainting Spells May Be Genetic

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that fainting spells may be genetic.

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Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Fainting Spells May Be Genetic

Struggling with Fainting Spells.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 19, 2013

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that fainting spells may be genetic.

As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/struggling-with-fainting-spells-read-this) notes, many people suffer from fainting spells on a daily basis. Fainting, also known as syncope, occurs when a person suddenly loses consciousness. Usually, it’s a result of a rapid decrease in blood pressure level, when oxygen fails to reach the brain.

As the article “Struggling with Fainting Spells? Read This” states, fainting spells can be caused by:

  • Anxiety, fear, or emotional stress.
  • Postural hypotension, which is a condition that interferes with blood pressure levels—if a person stands up too quickly, they begin to feel dizzy and faint (this type of fainting spell is common in seniors).
  • A nervous system disease can cause fainting spells too, because the nervous system regulates the body’s involuntary functions.
  • Other illnesses like diabetes and malnutrition—anything that affects blood pressure—can cause fainting spells.
  • Heart or blood vessel problems, which restrict the ability of blood flow to the brain, will cause fainting spells.

However, the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that researchers have recently discovered that a person’s fainting spells might be genetic. According to evaluations of 44 families with a history of fainting spells, the researchers found a strong genetic link for fainting spells.

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes by advising readers who are prone to fainting spells to stay hydrated, consume enough salt to keep their blood pressure at a normal level, and to stand up slowly after lying down for a long period of time. It’s also important for a person prone to fainting spells to get their heart checked to make sure that their spells are not an indication of any other health conditions.

(SOURCE: Klein, K., et al., “Autosomal dominant vasovagal syncope,” Neurology April 16, 2013; 80(16): 1.485–1,493; “Unexplained fainting,” Medtronic web site, last accessed April 15, 2013; “Understanding fainting—the basics,” WebMD web site, last accessed April 15, 2013.)

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough alternative health treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.

Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including traditional Chinese medicine. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press’ views on traditional Chinese medicine, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/chinesemedicine.


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