Fainting is a reflex that can be triggered by stress, low blood pressure, dehydration, certain medications and many other factors. The heart strenuously contracts, the heart rate falls and blood pressure drops. Blood drain
s from the head and pools in the abdomen, causing the patient to lose consciousness and collapse.
Usual practices to avoid fainting spells include counseling for avoiding stress, and increasing water and salt intake. Here are some new techniques to try if you are having troubles.
-Leg crossing, at the ankles while you squeeze the thighs together and tensing abdominal muscles.
-Hand gripping, by interlocking fingertips and pulling arms in opposite directions.
-Arm tensing, by rhythmically squeezing a soft ball while also tensing thighs and abs.