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Why does the sight of blood make me want to pass out?

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Does the sight of blood make you sweaty, anxious and sick to your stomach? Well, you may have a condition known as hemophobia. Hemophobia is defined as an extreme fear of getting medical tests or shots involving blood.

A phobia is defined as an irrational fear of something that’s unlikely to cause harm. However, hemophobia can have a severe impact on your life, especially if you skip doctor appointments as a result.

In this segment of Health Spotlight Life.Style.Live! I discuss the physical and emotional symptoms of hemophobia, when it’s time to see a doctor and treatments available to help you overcome the condition.