Health Tip: Why Did I Faint?04/25/13
(HealthDay News) -- There are many potential causes for
fainting, including having low blood pressure or standing up too
Any instance of passing out should be evaluated by your
While your doctor may not be able to always suggest a cause, the
American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these common
triggers for fainting:
- Standing up too quickly.
- Playing or working vigorously, particularly in a hot
- Breathing too quickly, also known as hyperventilating.
- Feeling extremely upset, which can affect blood pressure.
- Taking medication for high blood pressure.
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