Fainting

Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness. If you're about to faint, you'll feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous. Your field of vision may "white out" or "black out." Your skin may be cold and clammy. You lose muscle control at the same time, and may fall down.

Fainting usually happens when your blood pressure drops suddenly, causing a decrease in blood flow to your brain. It is more common in older people. Some causes of fainting include

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  1. Fainting (National Library of Medicine)  
    Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness. If you're about to faint, you'll feel dizzy, ... at the same time, and may fall down. Fainting usually happens when your blood pressure drops suddenly, ...
  2. Fainting is a brief loss of consciousness due to a drop in blood flow to the brain. ... recover from it quickly. The medical name for fainting is syncope.
  3. Fainting (Syncope) after Vaccination (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Vaccine Safety/Specifics ... Vaccine Safety ... Fainting/Related Issues ... Fainting ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Fainting can be triggered by many types ...
  4. Syncope (Fainting) (Heart Rhythm Society)  
    Fainting/Related Issues ... Fainting ... Heart Rhythm Society ... Fainting (syncope) is a sudden transient loss of consciousness. It most often happens when the blood ...
  5. Syncope (Fainting) (American Heart Association)  
    syncope, NMS, fainting, Neurally mediated syncope, neurocardiogenic, vasovagal, vasodepressor, reflex mediated syncope, faint, passing out, pass out ... Syncope ...
  6. Fainting (Syncope) (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging)  
    Fainting/Older Adults ... Fainting ... Low Blood Pressure/Older Adults ... Low Blood Pressure ... AGS Foundation for Health in Aging ... Compared to younger adults, syncope—the ...
  7. Fainting during Urination (Micturition Syncope): What Causes It? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Fainting/Specifics ... Fainting ... Urine and Urination/Specifics ... Urine and Urination ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  8. Dizziness and Fainting Spells (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    Fainting/Teenagers ... Fainting ... head-neck-nervous-system~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explains common fainting triggers such as dehydration and how ...
  9. Fainting (Nemours Foundation)  
    Fainting is pretty common in teens. The good news is that most of the time it's not ...
  10. Fainting (Nemours Foundation)  
    Fainting is a loss of consciousness that can be caused by many things. Here's what to do ... do if you faint, helping someone who faints, fainting, low blood sugar
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