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8. Stop Sneezing and Other Special Triggers To Prevent
Fainting

Hard to believe, but some people faint when a trigger such
as sneezing or laughing puts a sudden strain on the
automatic nervous system. Coughing, urinating and
stretching can also disrupt the flow of oxygen to the brain
and cause a black out.

"Micturition syncope" is fainting during or immediately after
urination caused by a severe drop in blood pressure.
Micturition syncope is most common in older men and most
often occurs at night after sleeping deeply. If you’re
unlucky enough to suffer in this way there are few specific
treatments but avoiding the trigger can help, for example,
by taking cough suppressants. For men, sitting down to
urinate also may help prevent the problem.

9.
Exercises Can Help Prevent Fainting

Physical counterpressure maneuvers are exercises or
movements that raise your blood pressure and prevent
fainting. Maneuvers include crossing your legs, squeezing
your hands into a fist and tensing muscles in the lower
body and arm muscles. You should be trained in these
movements to make sure you carry them out correctly but
they can be highly effective.

A 2006 study “Effectiveness of Physical Counterpressure
Maneuvers in Preventing Vasovagal Syncope” reported in
the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found
just under a third of regular fainters who were also trained
in physical counterpressure maneuvers fainted in a year,
compared with those who were not trained in the
maneuvers. In other words, the exercises reduced fainting
by 67%.

Which exercises best prevent fainting? Squats, calf raises
or any other exercises to prevent blood pooling in your
legs or any exercises that move the feet and calves.
Wearing elastic stockings also helps to reduce your risk of
fainting.

Keep a tennis ball with you if you are prone to fainting and
train yourself to squeeze it periodically during the day.

10.
Take Care After Vaccinations To Avoid Fainting


























Many people feel faint after a vaccination and some will
black out. According to the National Institutes of Health,
the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
shows fainting after vaccination is more common in
adolescents.

From 2005 to 2007, 62 percent of the fainting reports were
among adolescents aged 11 to 18 years old. Out of all the
occurrences of fainting after vaccination during this period,
7 percent were classified as serious and 12 percent were
further complicated by head injuries. Tell the doctor or
nurse beforehand if you know you suffer from faintness
after giving blood or having an injection. Many people faint
at the sight of blood so you can cut your risk of black out
by being properly prepared or by lying down during the
procedure.

Update:

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Can Cause Fainting

If you don't have enough Vitamin B-12 in your body, you
could experience fainting and blacking out, according to a
2012 report from doctors at the Texas Heart Institute at St.
Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Vitamin B-12 deficiency was found to have caused severe
low blood pressure upon standing up and fainting in a 90
year old woman. After her Vitamin B-12 levels were
restored to normal, the patient recovered completely.  
Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a serous problem which causes a
form of anemia known as pernicious anemia. (Read more
about
pernicious anemia and foods that help.)

[Update:

This is very important to keep in mind if you are a vegan or
vegetarian. Vitamin B-12 can only be obtained from animal
protein, a food which vegans choose not to eat. Therefore,
it is important to remember to take a B-12 supplement of
you are vegan or you could experience fainting.]


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