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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)  
    Fainting/Related Issues ... Fainting ... Vaccine Safety/Specifics ... Vaccine Safety ... 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 is also called fainting or "passing out." Syncope is a symptom that can have several causes, ranging from harmless to life-threatening conditions.
  6. Fainting (Syncope) (AGS Health in Aging Foundation)  
    Fainting/Older Adults ... Fainting ... Low Blood Pressure/Older Adults ... Low Blood Pressure ... AGS Health in Aging Foundation ... Compared to younger adults, syncope—the medical ...
  7. Fainting during Urination (Micturition Syncope): What Causes It? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Urine and Urination/Specifics ... Urine and Urination ... Fainting/Specifics ... Fainting ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  8. ... result in unconsciousness as well. Brief unconsciousness (or fainting ) is often a result from dehydration, low blood ... the affected person needs tests to diagnose their fainting. Other causes of fainting include straining during a ...
  9. Dizziness and Fainting in Children and Teens (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    Fainting/Teenagers ... Fainting ... American Academy of Pediatrics ... teen dizziness~ dizzy faint~ flushed~ unconscious~ syncope~ decrease in blood flow~ collapse~ ...
  10. Low Blood Pressure (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... is a problem only if it causes dizziness, fainting or in extreme cases, shock. NIH: National Heart, ...
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