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What do you call someone who fainted?

What do you call someone who fainted?

Fainting, also called syncope (pronounced SIN-ko-pee), is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness and posture caused by decreased blood flow to the brain.

What does it mean if someone fainted?

Fainting, or syncope, is a sudden and temporary loss of consciousness. This usually occurs due to a lack of oxygen reaching the brain. Many things can cause oxygen deprivation to the brain, including low blood pressure. Fainting is not usually serious.

Do you call 911 for fainting?

If someone faints or appears to be fainting, call 911 or your local emergency number. Assist the person by lowering him or her to the ground or other flat surface, while facing up in a horizontal position. Check for breathing and injuries. Rule out seizure, shock and stroke.

Do you fall forward or backward when you faint?

Fainting is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness. When people faint, or pass out, they usually fall down.

When is fainting an emergency and what is the medical term?

When is fainting an emergency? Fainting happens when you lose consciousness for a short amount of time because your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen. The medical term for fainting is syncope, but it’s more commonly known as “passing out.”

What causes a person to faint at any time?

There are a number of things that can cause you to faint, including: In some people, fainting is caused by a temporary glitch in the autonomic nervous system that regulates your heart rate and blood pressure. This can be triggered by:

Is it normal for a person to faint without warning?

Most of the time a person fainting isn’t an indication of a serious underlying condition, although it can be and so shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially if there is no apparent reason for a person fainting. People will sometimes show signs that may lead to fainting or may faint without warning.

What to do if someone faints in your presence?

If someone else faints. To reduce the chance of fainting again, don’t get the person up too quickly. If the person doesn’t regain consciousness within one minute, call 911 or your local emergency number. Check for breathing. If the person isn’t breathing, begin CPR. Call 911 or your local emergency number.