Sandwich Caused Woman to Faint

This one is strange: a woman in Birmingham, England, is hospitalized because she faints whenever she eats a sandwich!

The woman, 25, was seen in hospital complaining of short 10-second episodes of feeling "light-headed, occasionally nauseous, and suddenly and alarmingly unwell".

On more than one occasion she had collapsed. The problem had started when she was aged 15, sometimes recurring several times a week. [...] The episodes tended to occur when the woman consumed certain types of food, particularly sandwiches and fizzy drinks.

Turns out, her condition is called "swallow syncope," a rare medical condition where swallowing triggers the nerve reflexes that cause the heart to stop temporarily: Link - via Look At This


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@ darlzwik -
I noticed that too, and it made me 'lol'. "I kind of feel like I'm making people sick!"

But, its one of those things... how vocabulary morphs.. Soon very few people will know the difference, and eventually, they will become synonyms. (for example, people look at you funny if you use 'sultry' to describe weather. Or, how 'decadent' doesn't mean 'indulgent', but 'decayed' or 'immoral', which is an odd way to advertise food, IMHO).
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