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Why we faint?

I am going to post something really simple today and it’s about something I read about…dunno where but copied and pasted into a Microsoft Word document for future reference. Fainting. Do you know why people faint? Why the body reacts in such a way? What does fainting prevent? No leh… either. That’s why I found it so interesting lor. I have seen one friend in school faint before, other than that, thank goodness nobody has ever fainted in front of me. I wouldn’t know what to do but maybe give the fella (hopefully a handsome looking bloke) the kiss of life. Actually, fainting is an invaluable response from our body which is designed to protect us. Like when you touch something hot, you instantly (without thinking) pull away, rite? Well, fainting is something like that. Before you faint, there is a significant drop in your blood pressure, so, your brain suddenly got no ‘food’ because it’s right at the top. Does not apply if you like to walk on your hands. Your brain consistently needs ‘food’ therefore, when there is a drop, the body tells the brain ‘EMERGENCY! MAY DAY MAY DAY MAY DAY!’, so the brain kicks in a sophisticated automatic response by bringing the brain DOWN to the floor so that it can receive ‘food’ again. The main control center of your brain shuts down other parts of the brain (conscious parts) so that the heart doesn’t have to pump so hard to bring the oxygen to the brain. Interesting leh?

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