Will Neurocardiogenic Syncope (Vasovagal Spells) Ever Go Away After Lifestyle Changes Have Been Made?

Question: I have been diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope. I have reduced the frequency of these spells with lifestyle changes, but will they ever go away?

Answer :First, I should congratulate you on the lifestyle changes that you've made to reduce your neurocardiogenic syncope, including hydration, exercise and increasing your salt intake. Doing all of these things would make it much less likely for you to faint from this condition. However, on a particularly stressful day, you may still be at risk for fainting.

For example, if on a day you had extraordinary physical stress -- standing for a long time, emotional upset and a particularly hot or unpleasant day that you were working in -- the stress might be too much on your neurocardiogenic system. That may result in you fainting all the same. It's important for you to recognize when these situations occur, and be doubly careful with all the measures that you've been doing successfully so far.