How To Get Rid Of A Phobia To Blood?
I once fainted when my child fell from the motorbike and his leg was bleeding … I couldn’t help the problem when I wanted to help, and I was weak and my vision was dark after seeing the blood … And it continues until now every time I see blood
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Phobia to blood or hematophobia is a disorder that is quite common in society. Hematophobia is the appearance of excessive and unreasonable fear and anxiety whenever you see blood. Patients with hematophobia often experience a drop in blood pressure and pulse, so they may also faint after seeing blood. This symptom is known as vasovagal syncope.
To be able to cure phobias, you should consult a psychologist or psychiatrist. The main therapy for dealing with phobias is doing exposure psychotherapy. Exposure psychotherapy involves gradually exposing you to the things you fear, with increasing frequency and intensity. For example, at the beginning you will be asked to imagine seeing blood, then when you have overcome your fear, you will be given a picture of blood, then a video of blood, then you will be shown the blood directly, so that you do not feel afraid or faint again.
Exposure psychotherapy in people with vasovagal syncope is usually combined with other exercises, namely pressure therapy. This therapy is done by tensing all of your body muscles (hands, feet, torso) to increase your blood pressure and prevent you from fainting when you are exposed to blood.
Another therapy that will usually be given is relaxation therapy. You will be helped to do certain relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises when you start to feel fear when you see blood.
After you have consulted with a psychologist or psychiatrist, you can do these exercise techniques yourself at home. Make sure there are other people who can help you if you faint while doing the exercises, and make sure your surroundings are safe (don't have sharp objects or hard objects around you that can cause an impact if you pass out)
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