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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Snycope: Snycope or fainting when there is inadequate blood flow to the brain.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Couldn't do it: justice in 400 characters or less. Here is excellent guidance from Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-fainting/basics/art-20 ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Fainting: Once you experience fainting fear of recurrence is common.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Many causes: There are many causes but atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular response (AF-RVR) is the most common.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Severe Cough: If you are coughing so hard that you are not getting enough oxygen than it can lead to almost passing out, the feeling you are going to pass out or ac ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Anxiety: Anxiety can cause fainting.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Headaches are not common after simple faints unless you strike your head on falling. We usually want to find out what caused the faint. Do you have pe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Syncope: Fewer than 1% of people with syncope turn out to have metabolic causes. Metabolic causes of syncope include hypoxia (reduced oxygen in the blood, whic ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Heart Dr. can check: While playing sports, a person could faint for several reasons. He could be overheated or maybe was not drinking enough fluids. In those two situation ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Hemorrhagic shock: Please see my summary above.

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