Reasons Why Young People Faints In School

Fainting also called or being known as Syncope (pronounced Sinko – Pee), is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness and posture caused by Decreased blood flow to the brain many different conditions can cause Fainting. These include heart problems such as irregular heart beats, Seizures, panic or anxiety attacks, how blood sugar (hypoglycaemia ), Anaemia ( a deficiency in healthy oxygen carry cells), and problems With low the nervous system (the body’s system of nerves) regulates blood pressure, some types of fainting seem to run in families. While fainting may indicate a particular medical condition, sometimes it may occur in another wise healthy individual. Fainting is a particular problem for the elderly who may suffer serious injuries from falls when they faint. Most episodes are very brief in most cases; the individual who has fainted regains complete consciousness within just a few minutes. Fainting is a common problem, accounting for 3% of emergency room visits and 6% of hospital admissions. It can happen in otherwise healthy people. A person may feel faint and lightheaded (pre-syncope) or lose consciousness. (Syncope) 

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Seizures are changes in the brain’s electrical activity that cause violent shaking and loss of bodily control. Bruises can result from injuries sustained during a seizure. 


ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg fails to attach to the uterus. In most ectopic pregnancies, the egg will attach to the fallopian tubes, less common, it may also attach to the abdominal cavity or cervix. The causes of an ectopic pregnancy are not clear in all cases. In some case it following conditions have been linked with the abnormal pregnancy. inflammation scaring of the fallopian tubes from a previous medical condition or surgery. hormonal factors genetic abnormalities birth defects. medical conditions that affects the shape and condition of the fallopian tubes and reproductive organs. According to a friend who seems to be a student of Niger Delta University, who was a victim of an Ectopic pregnancy said that people (women) all sexually active are at some risk for an ectopic pregnancy. Risk factors increase with any of the following conditions: 
dvanced maternal age of 35 years or older smoking History of sexually transmitted diseases. It has some symptoms such as: Sharp waves of paon on the abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, or neck. Light to heavy vaginal spotting or bleeding Dizziness or fainting Rectal pressure. 

PULMONARY EMBOLISM: A blood clot affects blood flow to the lungs. It can damage parts of the lung due to restricted blood flow, decrease blood oxygen. The most common symptom is shortness of breath and some of the symptoms common are: anxiety clamming or blush skin coughing chest pain that may extend into your arm, jaw, neck and shoulder irregular heart beat Restlessness etc.this are some of the cases of fainting and some of the students experience this symptoms which makes them to faint. 


Pregnancy occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg after it is released from the ovary. An egg enters one of the Fallopian tubes where it may be fertilized. The egg then enters the uterus where implantation occurs. 

Reasons Why Young People Faints In School


 almost everyone worries about gaining too much weight. But in some people the worry becomes obsessive, causing a condition called anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that can result on severe weight loss. The obsessive worry focuses on body weight and the food you eat. People with Anorexia nervous may exercise excessively. They may eat an extremely low calorie diet. Those affected by anorexia nervosa have an excessive fear of gaining weight. Some of the things that causes Anorexia Nervosa?. Genetics and hormones might have an effect on the development of anorexia nervosa. Some evidence suggests a link between anorexia and serotonin, a chemical produced in the brawn. Pressure from society, may also contribute to the development of anorexia nervosa. Pictures on magazines and television can greatly influence young girl sand spark the desire to be thin. That is his/her environment. 

Someone with obsessive

compulsive disorder (OCD) might be more predisposed to maintaining the strict diet and exercise regimen that those with anorexia nervosa often maintain. People with OCD strive for perfection and may feel like they will never achieve it. And some of the symptoms are: Low blood pressure, which can cause fainting. Refusal to maintain a normal weight More than three cycles without a period Dry skin. 


According to comrade Michael Okpeke he said fainting could be cause by heart break. Due to the level of relationship in Isaac Jasper Boro
College of education, that is causing heartbreak in the school leads to fainting. Sini Epem a student of Isaac Jasper Boro College of education, whose department is political science, concluded that heartbreak also causes fainting because she is also a victim of it.a friend who is a student of Isaac Jasper Boro college of Education on office management Technology (O.M.T) a guide that stress also causes fainting that due to the manner of stress to students passes through also causes faint, and that some students are not use to stress so since they was to face stress in school their body system could no longer carry it so it causes faint. 

Abortion also causes faint, a students in University of Port harcourt Uni-port) also said that abortion also causes faint this was acted by most student due to when a student who had done an abortion fainted because she had lost a lot of blood and she refused to go to the hospital because she was afraid and doesn’t want her parents to be aware of it. While some of the students are on these various view some are still on the view that too much if sex also causes faint that is to say that they don’t mind having sex almost every time if the day and after having sex they do not eat good and healthy food. So that also contributed to some of the reasons why students in Various Nigeria Universities, faint, however some students also claimed that the school environment is also a cause of fainting because of where the school environment is as in it is not conducive enough for learning and teaching and it is not conducive because of the way some students stand while taking lecturers, after the lectures their eyes will start turning and some do not even eat before coming to take lecturers so that result to fainting. 

Medical reasons that majorly causes fainting As A whole there numerous: there are: Decreased blood flow to the brain ca occur because 

  • The heart fails to pump the blood
  • The blood vessels don't have enough tone to maintain blood pressure to deliver the blood to the brain
  • There is not enough blood or fluid within the blood vessels
  • A combination o reasons one, two, or three above. Heart rhythm changes 

Heart rhythm changes are the most common causes of passing out, fainting, or syncope. While this may soun ominous, frequently the faint is due to temporary change in normal bod function. Sometimes, the heart rhythm change is more dangerous and potentially life threatening. The heart is an electrica pump, and if an electrical system proble exists, the heart may on occasion be unable to adequately pump blood, causing short term drops in blood pressure. 


Causes Of student fainting In various Nigeria Universities and universities that I encountered are Isaac Jasper Boro college of Education Sagbama, Bayelsa state, Niger Delta University Amassoma, Bayelsa state, Delta state University (Abraka), and etc, some of the students I interogate, after listening to their various point and viewing I have come to a conclusion that fainting is caused by all the things being mentioned above I have come to see that the problem can be only solved if the level of heart break in the school is reduced, that is only if the students stop letting themselves to be used. While the student who I interogate in NDU, agued that fainting can be reduced only when the level of stress is reduced because the courses being offered in universities are much. 

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