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My daughter (40) just flew from Manilla to ***** ***** and

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Hi my daughter (40) just flew from Manilla to ***** ***** and fainted on the way. This also happened to her on a flight from India to ***** ***** a few months ago. Naturally I am concerned and wonder what causes thus and also what to do to prevent it
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Customer: Cause of fainting on long haul flight
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

Hi,

There are various factors which can cause fainting during air travel like High altitude,Low blood pressure,Dehydration,Hypoglycemia.

Changing position from sitting to standing is too fast for blood to reach your brain at high altitude causing fainting.

Usually it's good to maintain proper hydration.

leg stretching exercises during air travel can be helpful.

Also eat small meals through out the travel.

Gradually change the position.

Avoid alcohol consumption in flight.

If possible keep Oral rehydration solution along with in your bag.

Monitor your blood pressure.

If it persists a clinical exam by family doctor should be considered.

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