Fainting, also known as the loss of consciousness, is an extremely scary experience when it happens, whether it happens to you or someone you know; there are several things which can be the cause behind a fainting spell, and it’s important to know why someone has fainted before you treat what could be the cause: Administering the wrong kind of treatment when someone has fainted could have horrible effects, and might even make their condition worse.
There is a huge scope of illnesses, disorders and symptoms that could accompany a fainting spell – and you should have a clearer idea of what to look for by the end of this article. In most cases, fainting is nothing serious, though in many cases it warrants immediate attention from a medical professional. Here are 25 of the potential causes for fainting so that you know what you should look for if it ever happens to you or someone you know.
1. Medication Side-Effects
If you have started taking any new medications, be sure to keep the leaflet that comes along with the medication and give it a thorough read-through. Check under the contra-indications section to see which medications could react badly with other conditions and medications, and the side-effects section of this paper will tell you which side-effects you could experience while taking this medication and just how common each of them are: Sometimes, fainting could be one of the contraindications or side-effects that are mentioned on the paper.
If this is the case, then you should get in touch with the doctor who prescribed the medication or the person who dispensed it and find out if you can take anything else which will not have the unfortunate side-effect of fainting. Never attempt to stop taking any kind of medication by yourself without getting in touch with a medical professional first; you could be doing more harm to your health.