Fainting occurs when blood supply to the brain is momentarily inadequate, causing brief loss of consciousness.
Eye injuries may be caused by a foreign object or chemical entering the eye, or a blow to the eye. Here's what to do to prevent further damage to this delicate organ.
Epilepsy is a very common condition (usually because the patient hasn’t taken their medication) in which the patient may experience a loss of consciousness with initial whole body spasm followed by rhythmic contraction of all the body muscles. The patient will usually have a loss of bladder control.
Children under three years are most at risk of drowning, which can take only a few minutes.
Diabetics rely on injected insulin or tablets to keep their blood sugar at normal levels. Occasionally they can inject too much insulin or because they don’t eat at the right time the tablets or insulin lower the blood sugar too much, causing loss of consciousness.
Dehydration occurs when there is insufficient water in the body. Summary Dehydration occurs when there is insufficient water in the body. It is especially dangerous in infants and the elderly.Dehydration can be caused by poor fluid intake or excessive water loss through strenuous activity, sweating, vomiting, diarrhoea or urination. The average adult needs 2, 5 litres of liquid every day.
CPR
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) saves lives. Someone's life may depend on you reading this section.You and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can save a life: here's how.
Small children are most at risk for choking, when an object gets stuck in the airway. Summary Small children are most at risk for choking, when an object gets stuck in the airway. Encourage a choking person to cough up the obstruction if they are able. If coughing is ineffective, perform abdominal thrusts and back slaps on children and adults, and chest thrusts and back slaps on babies.
Burns are commonly caused by the sun, hot liquids, fire, electricity or chemicals.

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