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My mum is 43 and has recently in the passed few months randomly fainting. The first time it happened she was out shopping and had been on a 2k run and also been to the gym that morning and had only eaten a banana, so the hospital put it down to over exertion. It then happened a few months after when she was in work and now again tonight was the first time I had seen it happen for myself. She's seen a private Dr and had tests done, scans everything and they are saying it's just syncope attacks. When it happens she says she gets a funny feeling in her tummy and she knows it's going to happen but before she can tell us she's fainted and will be out for around 5 seconds, when she comes round she's sweating and confused and can't remember a thing that has happened around 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after the attack there is a very vague memory. She seems to think it's her hormones as this mostly occurs when she is due on her period. I'm just worried as it's not nice seeing this happening to my mum and wondering if it is something more than syncope. She has major struggles with eating and probably has done for the past 6 years since her mum passed away. I think she has some sort of eating disorder as she will have a bowl of porridge for her tea most days and just a piece of fruit and pot of jelly for her dinner at work, she attends the gym a lot and is always worried about her weight I have tried talking to her many of times but she just says she struggles to eat some foods as she suffers from a hiatal hernia so gets bad heart burn. I know she won't seek help and I can't do it for her, any idea what I can do to help with the eating and syncope?!?
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