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Fainting after eating

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Anonymous  ·  14 May 2005
42 year old male has been checked at the A&E and had follow-up appointments at Cardiac Unit following fainting occurring after eating. Nothing unusual was discovered. He has worn a heart monitor and a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours and nothing unusual was reported. Usually patient vomits, doesn\'t usually pass out completely, but has a very flushed colour and feels his heart racing. No particular pattern of how often - for the past year it may have been only every few months but more recently it seems to be on an average weekly basis. Also, tends to happen more often after getting up in the evening after working nights the night before. Would welcome any help or advise.
 

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Anonymous  ·  15 Oct 2003
THE RVI IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE IS THE CENTRE TO TALK TO REGARDING YOUR SYNCOPE EPISODES. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU IMMEDIATLY AND SUGGEST WHERE YOU CAN BE INVESTIGATED IN IRELAND. THE UNIT IS RUN BY PROFESSOR ROSEANNE KENNY AND ALL OF HER RESEARCH IN THE PAST NUMBER OF YEARS HAS BEEN IN FAINTING. JUST BY THE WAY SHE IS IRISH AND HAS JUST BEEN AWARDED DOCTOR OF THE YEAR 2003 IN THE UK.
GOOD LUCK
 

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Anonymous  ·  13 Oct 2003
This is called postprandial syncope and usually occurs in "elderly" people due to a fall in blood pressure after a meal. You have obviously had serious causes excluded by hospital tests; probably you will have had blood tests too and presumably these are normal and you aren't on any medication which could be causing the problem. The usual advice for people with this condition are to eat more frequent small meals and lie down for an hour afterwards. Maybe reducing meal size by itself would help?
 

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Anonymous  ·  13 Oct 2003
I have fainted three times after eating in the past 6 months. I have experienced no chest pain and have heart monitoring which all show regular. Most recently fainted after a meal Wed night and again felt faint Thursday night after dinnner. Would welcome any help.
 
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