Hillary Clinton almost fainted. I’m a doctor. It’s really o.k.

Dr. Jen Gunter

Hillary Clinton left early from the 9/11 commemoration in New York as she felt “overheated.”  This video of her leaving the event shows Mrs. Clinton leaning against a concrete post and then her legs appear to buckle under her as she is helped into the car.

What happened?

The medical term for fainting is syncope. Syncope is the temporary loss of consciousness and posture and due to a temporary insufficient flow of blood (and hence oxygen) to the brain. If the feeling of faintness and light-headedness and weakness comes but there is no loss of consciousness the event is called near syncope.

The video above shows what appears to be near syncope or an “amost faint.” Unless one was with Mrs. Clinton in the van one could not say if she fainted. As a doctor I…

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