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Don't Faint When You Hear This

Vasovagal syncope, the most frequent cause of fainting, is triggered by a sudden drop in blood pressure during highly stressful or emotional situations.

This common condition results in fainting in about half of the population at some point in their lives. Dutch researchers found that performing three simple musclestretching moves when feeling light- headed may help avoid this type of fainting. The first move involves clasping your hands across your chest and pulling hard in opposite directions. The second calls for crossing your legs at the ankles while standing and tensing your thigh, stomach, and buttock muscles. Lastly, squeeze a ball or wad of paper in one hand. These moves may reduce the risk of fainting by about 39%. If you have ever fainted in a stressful or emotional situation, keep these tips in mind! Here at our facility we specialize in physical solutions to physical problems. Whether you have back pain, tendinitis, orthopedic problems, or some type of injury, we can help develop a personalized treatment plan to maximize your strength and fl exibility, and minimize your pain. Call (949) 429-3220 to learn more. We are located at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano, and are proud to offer innovative treatments for active seniors, and the latest in laser therapy technology.

P.S. Vasovagal syncope is an abnormal reflex that causes a drop in blood pressure that leads to decreased blood flow to the brain, resulting in dizziness or fainting.