Fainting is a short-term loss of consciousness caused by a short-term decrease in metabolism in the brain due to poor blood supply.
Symptoms of fainting
- severe pale skin;
- dizziness, "flies" in front of the eyes, a feeling of noise in the ears;
- rapid heartbeat;
- feeling short of breath.
If fainting is systematic, consult a doctor. To determine the causes of loss of consciousness, the doctor prescribes a general blood test, ECG, vascular Doppler, and in some cases - computed tomography. A neurologist and cardiologist may also be involved. Based on all examinations and conclusions, recommendations are given for the treatment of symptoms that provoke the appearance of unconsciousness.
Prevention of fainting
You should try to avoid suffocating, poorly ventilated areas. It is also important to control blood pressure if there is a tendency to sudden changes.
If you are unconscious (dizziness, "flies" in front of the eyes, severe headache), you need to go out where there is a flow of fresh air, sit down, unbutton your clothes, if it is tight and interferes with breathing.
If fainting continues to occur, it is necessary to visit a doctor regularly to monitor the condition and change treatment tactics.