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can vasovagel be caused by imbalanced hormones in the brain?

By May 4, 2012 - 1:14pm
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my 16 year old niece faints, can't go to school or drive because of this. She is very manipulative and can be aggressive at times. All her tests are negative, EEG, MRI, CT scans, blood work.
she watched a show about young girl who had an imbalance of some brain hormone and is now fine. Can an endocrinologist help her?

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Hello lizbeth,
Based on what you have shared in your question, I think your niece is experiencing vasovagal syncope.
Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of fainting. It occurs when your body overreacts to triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. The trigger results in vasovagal syncope — a brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden drop in your heart rate and blood pressure, which reduces blood flow to your brain. Vasovagal syncope is usually harmless and requires no treatment.

In addition to the diagnostic tests which you listed above, has your niece had tests, such as an electrocardiogram or echocardiogram, to rule out any heart disorders?

You mention that your niece is manipulative and can be aggressive at times. I think she should be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Manipulative and aggressive behavior, fainting and being unable to attend school or drive signal a behavioral problem, that can best be managed by a psychiatrist rather than an endocrinologist.


May 4, 2012 - 4:20pm
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