Hundreds of commuters have fainted on the London Underground during morning rush hours, the BBC has found. Since , people have fainted or felt faint while travelling on the Tube between and , Transport for London TfL data shows. The RMT union described the numbers of people fainting as "alarming". Passengers raised concerns about the heat and overcrowding, but TfL insisted it "constantly" tried to keep temperatures down. Figures obtained by the BBC showed the most common day of the week for people fainting was Monday, closely followed by Thursday.
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But what causes people to actually faint on the tube? Reflex syncope can be described as a type of fainting that occurs when you stand up for too long. Fainting is loss of consciousness due to a lack of blood supply to the heart and brain. When you stand up, the blood supply in your head and heart is reduced and the blood begins to pool in your legs. Normally, our body is very good a pumping blood around the body, and making sure each part of the body gets an adequate supply of blood.
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Dizziness and fainting can have many causes. Below are some examples of possible causes your healthcare provider will look to rule out. BPPV results when calcium crystals inside the inner ear shift into the wrong position. BPPV causes episodes of vertigo, a spinning sensation. Episodes most often happen when the head is moved in a certain way.
A new treatment for advanced prostate cancer improves survival in phase Faint, black out, swoon, pass out. They're all names for the same thing — a temporary loss of consciousness followed by a fairly rapid and complete recovery. It's frightening when it comes out of the blue, more so when it happens again and again. The technical term, syncope SIN-kuh-pee , comes from a Greek word that means to cut short or interrupt.