Near-Syncope

ExitCare ImageNear-syncope (commonly known as near fainting) is sudden weakness, dizziness, or feeling like you might pass out. During an episode of near-syncope, you may also develop pale skin, have tunnel vision, or feel sick to your stomach (nauseous). Near-syncope may occur when getting up after sitting or while standing for a long time. It is caused by a sudden decrease in blood flow to the brain. This decrease can result from various causes or triggers, most of which are not serious. However, because near-syncope can sometimes be a sign of something serious, a medical evaluation is required. The specific cause is often not determined.

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