WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN SOMEONE FAINTS
One is said to have fainted when that person loses consciousness. That is as a result of insufficient supply if oxygen to the brain. The nature of the human body is such that blood gets to every part of the body. This is supposed to be so because in the blood is found the oxygen brought into the body by our breathing. Within the blood as well is found the food that we ate and digested. The oxygen and the sugar from our food is used by the cells of the body to generate energy. This energy is what keeps metabolisms of the human body active to sustain life.
THE HUMAN BRAIN AND ITS CONNECTION WITH FAINTING
Of all the organs of the human body, the brain takes most of the energy gotten from the oxygen and sugar. This is because of its being constantly active and also having much responsibility of controlling majority of the other organs, tissues and cells of the human body. It solely works with a electro-chemical current called action potential. This action potential is generated by the help of the body’s chemical energy (ATP) generated by the oxygen and the sugar from digestion. The energy is generated by the brain cells but the blood supplies the raw materials. Enough blood supply to the brain to function well means good health. Less blood supply to the brain then means one is likely to faint.
WHAT TO DO WHEN ONE FAINTS
At the scene where someone has fainted, the best to do is to check for the possibility of breathing. If the fainted one is still sustaining short breathe, then the head can be tilted a little backwards. This opens the wind pipe and thus ensures more inflow of air and so increase oxygen supply. This will enrich the blood with oxygen to burn the sugar released by the liver to eventually produce energy for the brain to function.
Should the person be found not breathing at all, as well as no blood pulse, then blood needs to get to the brain to generate or revive the breathing of the person since it is the brain that controls the breathing mechanism. This can be achieved by resuscitation. That’s is where the chest of the patient is strategically pressed continuously to artificially send blood to the brain. Should the resuscitation be effective, the fainted individual will possibly come to consciousness with a cough. That is also a signal that the resuscitation must stop.
Once the person gain consciousness, a more professional medical attention is to be given to the person.
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