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Reasons You Should Not Pour Water On Someone Who Has Fainted.

According to "Healthline", A person faints when blood does not reach the brain in sufficient quantities, depriving it of oxygen and nourishment.

It is common to witness people attempt to resuscitate someone who has fainted using various procedures that, unbeknownst to them, offer higher health hazards to the victim. One of them is dumping water on them.

It should be known that treating a medical issue requires managing the underlying cause. If fainting is caused by a shortage of oxygen to the brain, pouring water on a sufferer will not deliver the essential oxygen and nutrients, and hence is medically unhelpful. Others will even mix water and glucose and push it down the unconscious victim's throat.

While all of them are appropriate attempts to resuscitate the person, the possibility for injury should not be underestimated. One of the most dangerous hazards is the fluid aspiration, which occurs when water or other prepared mixture enters the lungs.

According to Everyday Health, "fanning, foot slapping, or pouring water to awaken someone who has fainted could lead them to aspirate and be deadly." If it gets into the person's lungs, you've just made problems worse. Anything else than effective resuscitation of a patient is a delay that can lead to mortality."

Other things to avoid are as follows:

. Leaving the individual unattended

. Slapping the person on any part of their body in an attempt to wake them

. Placing a pillow under their head to provide support. This could cause problems with their respiration.

. Making them sit up is the fourth step.

. Who is at most danger of passing out?

. Fainting is more likely in those with the following medical conditions:

. Blood sugar levels are too low (hypoglycemia).

. A low hemoglobin level.

. Internal bleeding is an example of a condition that causes fast blood loss.

. Ailments of the heart and blood vessels

Exhaustion from overheating or a heat stroke

. An issue with eating (eg, anorexia and bulimia).

. Toxic shock disorder.

Additionally, standing still for long periods, especially in hot weather, increases the risk of dizziness and fainting. Fainting can be triggered by a variety of factors, including high levels of anxiety (such as a sudden fear or stress), acute pain, or a sudden change in bodily posture (such as suddenly rising).

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