fainting

Handle Fainting Naturally

Fainting is a brief loss of consciousness caused by a decrease in the blood flow to the braing. It can be caused by a number of things from irregular heart beat to seizures to panic attacks, low blood sugar and blood pressure problems. It tends to run in families. Sometimes faiting occurs for no obvious reason to an otherwise healthy individual and is not a cause for concern.

How do I know if someone has fainted?

  • Pale
  • Sweating
  • Light-headedness
  • Falling
  • Leg weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness

 

How can I prevent fainting?

  • Eat regularly to avoid fainting from hunger.
  • Avoid excess fatigue.
  • Avoid overly warm or stuffy environments.
  • Avoid heavy consumption of alcohol.
  • Learn breath control so that you don’t hyperventilate and faint.
  • Avoid dehydration.

 

How can I treat fainting?

  • Take gingko biloba which helps to regulate circulation.
  • Melissa helps to calm the heart and helps people relax.
  • Motherwort helps to soothe hormonal issues, improve circulation and relax the heart.
  • Passion flower is used to help relax the nerves.
  • St. John’s wort can be used to help someone relax.
  • Vitex can help to calm the hormones that may cause a bout of feeling faint. Stay hydrated so that you don’t faint from dehydration.

 

Fainting First Aid:

  • Check the pulse and breathing; call for emergency help.
  • Lightly splash with cool water.
  • Give them as much space and air as possible; loosen tight clothing, have on-lookers stand back, and open doors and windows.
  • Turn them onto their side.
  • Raise their feet higher than their head.
  • If sitting; support their body and then carefully lower their head between their knees.
  • If they wake up before emergerncy services arrive, have them sip a glass of cool water.
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