All of the terms Hemophobia, Hemaphobia and Hemaphobia actually refer to one thing – the irrational, persistent fear of blood.
At times, these are considerably linked to and associated with blood-injury injection phobia because of some common symptoms and causes.
As of now, Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hemaphobia is one of the leading, most degrading phobia affecting millions of people of all races, kinds or ages all around the world.
Symptoms of Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hemaphobia
Normally, a person suffering from an irrational, persistent fear of blood experiences symptoms that include dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, excessive sweating, heart palpitations, fear of dying, and feelings of detachment from reality or a full blown anxiety or panic attack.
Sometimes, if the fear is already severe, incidence of fainting may also be experienced by sufferer upon exposure to the threat. Generally, fainting is said to be the response to the feared stimuli and is oftentimes also referred to as the “emotional fainting”.
In some rare cases, incidence of hypotension (a lowering of blood pressure), bradycardia (a fall in heartbeat rate), and cerebral ischaemia and hypoxia (a lessening of the blood supply to the brain and consequently lack of oxygen) may also take place if the condition turns worst.
Possible Causes of Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hemaphobia
Exact cause of phobias like Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hemaphobia is not yet ascertained. But according to some studies and researches, an irrational fear of blood or the like may have evolved from some brain function irregularities and distorted thoughts. At times, some traumatic events from the past may have also caused it and have heightened things up.
Treatments for Hemaphobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia
Typically, treatments for phobias associated with blood or the like would include therapies that use slides and video films and sometimes some surgical instruments. If the sufferer’s condition is severe, he or she will be encouraged to take some drugs along.
These drugs, though have some side effects and withdrawal symptoms, could really help. However, of course, extra precaution is still needed and advised at all means and at all costs.