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The good news is that fainting or syncope pronounced sin-koh-pee in most older children and teenagers who are otherwise healthy does not automatically mean that they have a life-threatening condition. Having said that, even a benign faint can cause problems, such as getting hurt after falling down or not being able to play sports because parents and coaches are worried something bad might happen. Also, it is important to realize that in some rare circumstances, syncope may actually be due to a more serious underlying condition. To understand why someone who is otherwise healthy might lose consciousness, think about what happens whenever you stand upright from a sitting or lying down. As soon as you stand up, gravity tends to force much of blood down into the blood vessels of your legs and feet. Fortunately, our bodies have intrinsic mechanisms to not let this happen every time we stand up.

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Fainting (Syncope) | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Fainting is pretty common in teens. The good news is that most of the time it's not a sign of something serious. Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness. It happens when there isn't enough blood going to the brain because of a drop in blood pressure. Blood pressure can drop from dehydration , a quick change in position, standing or sitting still for a long period, or a sudden fear of something such as the sight of blood. Physical triggers. Getting too hot or being in a crowded, poorly ventilated setting are common causes of fainting.

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Skip to content. What is syncope fainting? Syncope is the medical term for fainting. If the brain lacks adequate blood pressure, the body immediately does what it can to get more blood which carries oxygen to the brain.
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