The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It / Edition 2

The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It / Edition 2

by Blair P. Grubb MD, Grubb
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405148412
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
720,602
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction..

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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