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Blackouts Part 1 (Teacher: Michael)

Many patients complain of having a 'blackout' but this is a vague and certainly overused . It usually a loss of consciousness for a few minutes but is often incorrectly. Patients sometimes almost boast of having one of these attacks. It an alarming sound and to you a blackout that friends and relatives suitably impressed. But if you enquire carefully, you nearly always separate the really genuine loss of consciousness from the supposed one.

In a fake faint, the patient's description is very vague. They they dizzy and fuzzy and thought they to 'pass out'. They also they a tightness in the chest and broke in a profuse sweat. The alleged blackout often on for to an hour. During a genuine faint there is an actual loss of consciousness because the brain is temporarily deprived of blood. The attack is usually very and is often caused by some emotional upset, albeit a temporary one, or by fear.

Waiting to the dentist or taking one's in a blood transfusion clinic typical causes, and they not uncommon when a patient is having varicose veins treated. Very occasionally, a sudden loss of blood internally - such as from a bleeding stomach ulcer - cause loss of consciousness and diabetes cause alarming looking fainting attacks.

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