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  1. Weary Warriors, Fainting Saints: How You Can Outlast Every Attack of the Enemy by Joyce Meyer, 2006
  2. The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It by Blair P. Grubb MD, 2007-01-09
  3. Falling Freddy the Fainting Goat (Animal Underdogs) (Animal Underdogs) by Carl Emerson, 2007-07-01
  4. The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What Can Be Done About It by Blair P. Grubb MD, Mary Carole McMann MPH, 2001-09-15
  5. Fainting; physiological and psychological considerations (American lecture series, publication no. 37. American lectures in neurology) by George Libman Engel, 1950
  6. Fainting Goats and Other Weird Mammals (I Like Weird Animals!) by Carmen Bredeson, 2009-09
  7. How to Ask for Money Without Fainting!: A Guide to Help Nonprofit Staff and Volunteers Raise More Money! 1996 by Susan H. Scribner, 1996-08
  8. Fainting: Webster's Timeline History, 63 - 2007 by Icon Group International, 2010-03-10
  9. Fainting Physiological and Psychological Considerations by George L. Engel, 1962
  10. Trickster and the Fainting Birds by Howard Norman, 1999-01-01
  11. Faintings: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases by Icon Group International, 2009-05-01
  12. Fainting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases by Icon Group, 2008-11-26
  13. Fainting - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References by Health Publica Icon Health Publications, 2004-01-05
  14. Good News In Evil Times For Fainting Believers: Or The Summ Of A Lecture Upon Jeremiah 45 Chapter (1708) by Michael Bruce, 2010-05-22

1. MedlinePlus: Fainting
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fainting. Alternative names. Passed out; Lightheadedness fainting; Syncope; Vasovagal Definition Return to top. fainting is a temporary
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Contents of this page: Alternative names Passed out; Lightheadedness - fainting; Syncope; Vasovagal Definition Return to top Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness due to a drop in blood flow to the brain. The episode is brief (lasting less than a couple of minutes) and is followed by rapid and complete recovery. You may feel lightheaded or dizzy before fainting. A longer, deeper state of unconsciousness is often called a coma. Considerations Return to top When you faint, you not only experience loss of consciousness , but also loss of muscle tone and paleness in your face. You may also feel weak or nauseated just prior to fainting and have the sense that surrounding noises are fading into the background. Common Causes Return to top Fainting may occur while you are urinating, having a bowel movement (especially if straining), coughing strenuously, or when you have been standing in one place too long. Fainting can also be related to fear, severe pain, or emotional distress. A sudden drop in blood pressure can cause you to faint. This may happen if you are

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Back to Homoeopathic First Responder * fainting fainting. fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness caused by interference of the blood flow to the brain a prone to fits of fainting, especially those of a hysterical, nervous
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Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness caused by interference of the blood flow to the brain due to emotions, pain, hunger, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, hyperventilation, heat exhaustion, pregnancy, lack of fresh air, over heating and weakness. It may also be concomitant to other more serious illnesses such as internal or external bleeding, stroke, or some hidden pathology. If a faint last more than a few minutes, or is becoming more frequent, seek medical attention. Some individuals a prone to fits of fainting, especially those of a hysterical, nervous temperament. When a person faints it is necessary to check to see if they are breathing, or have injured themselves while falling. If they are breathing, loosen any tight clothing, and put them in the recovering position (refer). When they have regain consciousness give them the emotional support they need and let them sip some cold water. If the person remains unconscious for more than a few minutes they may be suffering from a dangerous illness and need medical support. Call you doctor or 911 immediately. Monitor the victim's pulse and respiration every five minutes and keep a close eye on their breathing. Be prepared to give artificial respiration (refer ) or CPR (refer ), if necessary, until help arrives. Materia Medica ACONITE (3). Violent palpitation of heart, congestion of blood to head, buzzing in ear

5. Fainting What Causes It

Advanced Search Home Fainting What causes fainting? How will the cause of my fainting be found? What should I do if I think I'm going to faint? Should I see my doctor if I faint?
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Fainting, which is also called syncope, can be related to many different things. More than one thing may be the cause of fainting. Sometimes a specific cause for fainting can't be found. Fainting can happen when not enough oxygen flows through your blood and into your brain. You lose consciousness, or "pass out," for a very brief time just a few seconds or minutes. A sudden drop in your blood pressure can cause you to faint. Sometimes your heart rate and blood vessels can't react fast enough when your body's need for oxygen changes. This is very common among older people. It can happen when:
  • You stand up fast.
  • You work or play hard, especially if it's very hot.
  • You begin to breathe too fast (called hyperventilating).
  • You get very upset. Being upset can affect the nerves that control your blood pressure.
  • You're taking medicine for high blood pressure.

6. NINDS Syncope Information Page
Syncope(fainting) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Synonym(s) fainting. Reviewed 0509-2002
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Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Syncope?
Is there any treatment?
What is the prognosis? What research is being done? ... Additional resources from MEDLINEplus What is Syncope? Syncope is the temporary loss of consciousness due to a sudden decline in blood flow to the brain. It may be caused by an irregular cardiac rate or rhythm or by changes of blood volume or distribution. Syncope can occur in otherwise healthy people. The patient feels faint, dizzy, or lightheaded (presyncope), or loses consciousness (syncope). Is there any treatment?

7. Discovery Health Fainting
fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness and muscle tone. It is caused by not having enough blood flow to the brain.

8. Fainting
Penn State Children's Hospital provides world class care and services to patients. fainting is usually caused by a momentary loss of blood flow to the brain weak, the problem is more serious

9. Fainting
fainting occurs when the blood supply to your brain is momentarily inadequate, causing you to lose consciousness. Loss of consciousness is usually brief. fainting can have no medical significance, or
F ainting occurs when the blood supply to your brain is momentarily inadequate, causing you to lose consciousness. Loss of consciousness is usually brief. Fainting can have no medical significance, or fainting can be a symptom of a serious disorder. Therefore, treat loss of consciousness as a medical emergency until the symptoms are relieved and the cause is known. I f you feel faint: Lie down or sit down; if you feel dizzy or light-headed while sitting, lie down. Discuss recurrent fainting spells with your health care provider. I f someone else faints and slumps to the floor:
  • Position the person on his or her back. Watch the airway carefully. People who lose consciousness frequently vomit. Position your ear over the person's mouth to listen for breathing sounds. Check for a pulse. If breathing and heartbeat have stopped, the problem is more serious than a fainting spell. Initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Get emergency medical care.
  • 10. IFGA International Fainting Goat Association
    International fainting Goat Association. Offering fast, friendly, and reliable service. fainting Goats? fainting Goats are known
    International Fainting Goat Association
    Offering fast, friendly, and reliable service.
    The International Fainting Goat Association was founded in the fall of 1989 by a group of people who appreciated the Fainting Goat as a breed and wished to see them preserved. This task is being accomplished through registration, pedigree documentation, and educating the public about the uniqueness of the breed. The IFGA Herd Book has been open since June 8, 1999
    As of the above date the IFGA is operating from an open herd book. If you are a Fainting goat breeder and would like to register your stock please contact the IFGA registrar at the below address. All crucial pedigree information from ATFGA will be honored. Fainting Goats? Fainting Goats are known by a number of descriptive terms such as Nervous, Stiff-leg, Wooden-leg, and Tennessee Scare goats. For more information on the IFGA and this unique breed of goat contact the IFGA registrar at: Ruth Prentice
    3450 230th St.

    11. FAINTING
    Before losing consciousness, the victim may complain of...
  • lightheadedness weakness nausea skin may be pale and clammy

  • If a person begins to feel faint, he should...
  • lean forward lower head toward knees
  • As the head is lowered below the heart, blood will flow to the brain.
    What to do if someone becomes unconscious:
  • keep the victim lying down with head lowered and legs elevated loosen any tight clothing apply cool, damp cloths to face and neck

  • In most cases, the victim will regain consciousness shortly after being placed in this position.
    After the victim regains consciousness, do not let him get up until you have questioned him (Who are you?, Where are you?, Do you know what day it is?) to be sure he has completely recovered.
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    12. American Tennessee Fainting Goat Association
    Association supporting and registering the Tennessee fainting Goat; also known as Wooden Leg, Nervous, and Stifflegged goats. This site includes descriptive information on the breed, as well as management advice.

    13. - Sanjay Gupta: Fainting A Common Problem - January 14, 2002



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    CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta (CNN) What could have caused President Bush to collapse Sunday while eating pretzels and watching a football game at the White House? CNN's Paula Zahn talked to medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta on Monday to shed light on the causes of fainting. ZAHN: Talk to us a little bit about what would cause the president to faint and what does a pretzel have to do with it, if anything? GUPTA: It is actually a pretty common problem. Something that could occur when people are scared of something. Sometimes cramping in the intestines can do this. Sometimes violent coughing can do this. MORE STORIES Bush: 'I feel great' after fainting episode We are talking about vasovagal response. The name is not as important as what it does. What it is actually is a reflex in this case possibly brought on by heavy coughing, which can stimulate a nerve to stimulate the heart to lower the blood pressure and lower the heart rate. A change in heart rhythm and dehydration could also possibly do it. Apparently, the president was feeling a little under the weather over the weekend that could have led to a little bit of dehydration. That in combination with the violent coughing episode surrounding eating the pretzel could have caused him to faint. It is a pretty common thing, and [doctors] see it a lot in emergency rooms and hospitals, but oftentimes it is just an isolated event and does not come back.

    14. Fainting At
    Unexplained fainting can be a symptom of certain heartrelated conditions. Diagnosing Unexplained fainting, More Information about Unexplained fainting,
    Diagnosing Unexplained Fainting More Information about Unexplained Fainting Bradycardia Seizures and Fainting Tachyarrhythmia Stages of Your Condition
    Welcome to your online source for information about recurrent, unexplained fainting. Fainting is also called syncope (sing'-koh-pee). Good News for Fainting Sufferers and People with Unexplained Symptoms that May be Heart Related If you suffer from unexplained recurrent fainting, or other symptoms such as palpitations, light-headedness, or dizziness, there may be new hope. There is a new diagnostic tool available to help determine the cause of these episodes called the Medtronic Reveal® Insertable Loop Recorder (ILR) . Once the cause of your episodes is determined, in some cases, treatments are available that can stop them altogether. On this site you'll find information about syncope, its treatment and ways its underlying causes can be diagnosed. You'll also find information about the Reveal Insertable Loop Recorder and the types of doctors who diagnose and treat syncope. In addition, this site provides information for patients who already have a Reveal Insertable Loop Recorder , answers to frequently asked questions and links to other helpful sites.

    15. Information On Seizures And Fainting From
    Seizures and fainting can be symptomatic of cardiovascular disorders. Diagnosing Seizures and fainting, More Information about Seizures and fainting, Bradycardia,
    Diagnosing Seizures and Fainting More Information about Seizures and Fainting Bradycardia Tachyarrhythmia Unexplained Fainting Stages of Your Condition
    Are you, or someone you care about, continuing to have seizures despite taking antiepileptic drugs? Or, are you having recurrent seizures with an unknown cause?
    Now there may be new hope for your condition. Recent medical research is showing that some people suspected of having recurrent epileptic seizures are actually experiencing cardiovascular syncope (fainting). On this Web site, you will learn more about:
    • Why the cause of seizures is difficult to diagnose
    • Syncope and how it can be easily confused with epilepsy
    • How a cardiovascular assessment may help to determine the correct diagnosis and successful treatment.
    Also included are patient stories that describe the impact of suffering from recurrent seizures and how cardiovascular syncope was diagnosed and treated.
    IMPORTANT: Continue taking your medication as directed by your doctor. Only a doctor can make a complete evaluation to determine if your treatment should change. Join a Support Community Live Events Air Pollution Ups Heart Disease Risk, Deaths

    A small family farm raising Nigerian Dwarf and fainting goats along with an assortment of other farm animals.
    BAGWELL FUNNY FARM Mama Patch of Heaven K.K.'s Goats Sandra's Dairy Goats ... Mr. Billington's Fainting Goats Welcome to our farm . Bagwell farms is a small family farm located in Western Kentucky. We enjoy sharing our animals with children at schools. I have several links on the top of this page about the animals we raise. I use this site as my personal "opening page" and so I also include fun links and farm information links that I like to use. There is a page with information about Paducah that you will find helpful if you are interested in visiting Western Kentucky or moving to Paducah. Hope you enjoy your visit and return often. Please be sure to sign my guestbook below. Update 2003: We have had several medical problems come up with family members and many of the animals that appear on this site were sold in 2001. We saved a few kids and Edna when most of the goats left our property. Mr. Billington had bought 5 of my goats in 2000. I now have a page up showing his herd. You will also see a page dedicated to Jolene, a family member that passed away in July of 2002, she had auto-immune Hepatitis. Update 2004 Last year was a year of many hardships and changes for us. We lost my mother on June 10, 2003 after a long and hard struggle with cancer. She lived 18 years after her first Breast Cancer. Just before she passed away I was told that I have Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion I was given in 1983. The treatments have been rough at times but the year of treatment is almost over and the Hepatitis is in remission. PLEASE be tested for Hepatitis C if you were given a blood transfusion before 1992. If you have not taken the vaccine for Heaptitis A and B please ask your doctor about it. Liver disease is very frightening.

    17. Fainting Goats
    fainting Goats. fainting goats? you ask. This breed has several names the most common are Myotonic, Tennessee fainting, Nervous, and Scare goats.
    Fainting Goats.
    "Fainting goats?" you ask. "This must be a joke!" "No," I reply, "they are definitely real." Fainting goats are a slightly smaller version of the standard goat, who, believe it or not, thanks to a genetic condition called myotonia congenita, actually seem to faint when they are startled. As strange as this may sound, these little critters have actually served an historical purpose. Shepherds often kept the goats in with their flocks as insurance in case of predator attacks. The theory went something like this- as wolves would come down from the hills to attack a flock of sheep, the goats would become startled and, as per the name of their breed, they would faint. The sheep would make a clean getaway, as the wolves would focus on the stunned goats rather than pursue the fleeing sheep. Not that wonderful if you were one of the goats, sure, but downright dandy if you happened to be a sheep. This breed has several names- the most common are Myotonic, Tennessee Fainting, Nervous, and Scare goats. The names refer specifically to myotonia congenita, a condition in which the muscle cells experience prolonged contraction when the goat is startled. The transitory stiffness associated with these contractions can cause the goat to stop moving, stiffen, and even fall down. This is not a true faint, but a muscular phenomenon unrelated to the nervous system. The actual degree of stiffness may vary widely from goat to goat and is based on a number of factors, including age, species purity, and degree of fright.

    18. - Cadaver Arm Prompts Fainting Spell In School - Jan. 8, 2004
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    Story Tools YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Follow the news that matters to you. Create your own alert to be notified on topics you're interested in. Or, visit Popular Alerts for suggestions. Manage alerts What is this? FOX CHAPEL, Pennsylvania (AP) A parent brought a human cadaver arm to an elementary school and opened it up during a discussion about surgery, causing a fifth grader to faint. Other students also felt ill, and some parents complained to the Fox Chapel School District, which promised to review the situation, school officials said. The limb was brought in Tuesday by Dr. Michael Horowitz, a neurosurgeon whose child attends Fairview Elementary School in Fox Chapel, an upscale suburb about five miles east of Pittsburgh. Horowitz was using the arm as a visual aid for a discussion about the 1875 Thomas Eakins painting "The Gross Clinic," which shows a medical school's doctor removing diseased bone from a patient's thigh. A 19th century art critic called the work "a picture that even strong men find it difficult to look at long, if they can look at it at all." During the discussion, Horowitz opened the cadaver arm to show students the nerves and other parts.

    19. Fainting - Depression Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments Including Clinical And Ma
    Temporary Loss Of Consciousness (fainting or Syncope). Depression Home. fainting Index.
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    Loss of consciousness is interruption of one's awareness of self and surroundings. When loss of consciousness is temporary and recovers spontaneously it is referred to as fainting or syncope. Temporary loss of consciousness, or syncope, has been reported to account for 3 percent of patient visits to emergency departments. How does temporary loss of consciousness occur?
    Temporary loss of consciousness is a result of a temporary reduction in the blood flow (and, therefore, oxygen) to the brain. This can lead to lightheadedness or a "black out" episode of loss of consciousness. There are many conditions which can temporarily impair the brain's blood supply. What conditions cause temporary loss of consciousness?

    20. - Bush On Fainting Episode: 'Chew Your Food' - January 14, 2002



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    Bush appeared in front of reporters Monday with a bruise on his left cheek. EAST MOLINE, Illinois (CNN) President Bush scraped and bruised after a fainting spell extolled motherhood on Monday as another symbol of American patriotism, and gave the John Deere workers he addressed a lighthearted lesson to chew on. "If my mother is listening, mother, I should have listened to you: Always chew your pretzels before you swallow," Bush said jokingly. Bush lost consciousness for a brief time in the White House on Sunday evening while eating a pretzel and watching a professional football game on television. He fell from his couch and has a scrape and large bruise on his left cheekbone, plus a bruise on his lower lip, to show for his troubles. His glasses cut the side of his face. VIDEO Watch the animation of a vasovagal syncope, which could have caused the U.S. president to faint

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