How To Treat Fainting

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Overview Of Fainting

  • Fainting takes place when there is a decreased flow of blood to the brain.
  • A person may also experience a fainting spell which is generally short-lived and not dangerous.
  • It might or might not point to a severe underlying issue. A medical expert will be able to advise you.

Common Causes Of Fainting

Fainting takes place when there is a decreased flow of blood to the brain

Fainting takes place when there is a decreased flow of blood to the brain

  • When a person is feeling stressed.
  • A person is emotionally distressed.
  • A person is experiencing some form of anxiety.
  • Fainting might be from a result of extreme pain.
  • If you skip meals, you might feel faint.
  • When a person gets up too quickly, they can feel faint.
  • Standing on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Some prescriptions can cause you to feel faint.
  • Diabetes especially when the sugar levels drop.
  • Blood pressure.

Symptoms Of Fainting
A person might experience the following before fainting:

  • Feeling nausea.
  • Light-headedness.
  • Extreme sweating.
  • Vision might appear blurred.
  • Heartbeat is fast or palpitations may occur.

Treatment For Fainting

  • Fainting is considered a medical crisis until confirmed otherwise.
  • When an individual feels like fainting, let them sit down for a while.
  • If the person is seated, place their head in between their knees.
  • When an individual faints, place them on their back.
  • Look to see if the airway is clear and not obstructed.
  • Make sure you untie any loose clothing to allow proper blood flow.
  • Lift their feet above the level of their head so blood can flow.
  • The casualty should return to normal after a few minutes.
  • Get medical help if the casualty doesn’t return to normal.
  • Examine to see if the casualty is breathing and if they have a pulse.
  • If you don’t see any signs of breathing, begin CPR immediately.

Prevention For Fainting

  • When fainting signs appear, relax and lie down.
  • Try to eliminate worry and anxiety from your life.
  • Ask your doctor which of your medications might cause fainting.

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