Fainting tends to occur due to a sudden drop in blood pressure levels, and this can take place by a wide variety of elements, including the medications that we are taking, and even sudden changes of posture, for instance, getting out of bed too fast often tends to give us a head-rush.
However, in certain instances, fainting can be an indication of a serious body ailment. It can be explained by valve disorders that prevent a smooth and effective blood flow, an aortic tear or even an excessively fast or excessively slow heartbeat can also cause fainting.
However, if you have experienced fainting only once, it is highly unlikely to be cause for much concern. However, if you are constantly fainting, or if you’ve fainted once along with the onset of other symptoms, you must consult your doctor immediately.
Much like most of the symptoms mentioned in this article, dizziness that tends to occur occasionally doesn’t raise much concern. Sometimes, it is common to experience light-headedness due to fatigue, standing up too fast or even dehydration amongst countless other reasons.
However, if the dizziness continues to persist, it becomes a cause for concern and you must immediately rush to consult your doctor. If it is being caused by an ailment in your heart, it could be occurring due to valve issues interfering with your blood pressure levels or even artery blockages.
Charles Chambers, MD, director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory,Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute.
Vincent Bufalino, MD, senior director of cardiology, Advocate Medical Group, Chicago; former American Heart Association Physician of the Year; spokesman, American Heart Association.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
American Heart Association.