Why does Blood phobia cause fainting, but other phobias don’t? Watch

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Some people with blood phobia tend to faint at seeing blood, but this doesn’t generally happen with other phobias such as Clausterphobia, Agoraphobia, Aracnophobia etc.

I know phobias cause severe anxiety up to a panic attack but generally with panic attacks adrenaline (flight and fight response) increases heart rate and blood pressure (an ancient mechanism so the person can run or fight) the opposite to the conditions that cause fainting.

So in that case does blood phobia cause a fall in blood pressure resulting in fainting and if so why does this form of panic cause blood pressure to fall? Is adrenaline not involved with blood phobia as it is with other phobias?
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It's****ingWOODY
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A blood phobia isn't any more likely to cause fainting than any other phobia of the same intensity.
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I Fainted coz i was in a crowd (i have a fear of crowds) and my friend fainted when she saw a spider! All fears can make you faint, its just people react differently 😊
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who told you others can't cause the same effect? I guess it depends on how bad your phobia is rather than what kind of phobia you have...
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i don't know how reputable this website is, but apparently it's because you're afraid of losing blood and you'll lose less blood if your blood pressure drops (hence you faint).

this is unlike Clausterphobia where your heart races because you just want to get the f-ck out of there.
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Did you just watch Corronation Street? Because a guy passed out because of blood at the end of the episode half an hour ago 😂😂
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Throw a tarantula at me and I'll prove you wrong
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I second what krissxkross said haha

Any phobias can chase fainting trust me.

I faint a lot with mine and it can be an array of things, crowds, spiders(if they're on me) confrontation(yes I did seriously faint once oops) but usually it's just if a panic attack is bad.

I imagine people faint with a blood or needle phobia because just like any other phobia it's overwhelming, especially if it's your blood that's getting taken
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