Death can be predicted! These are the typical symptoms when a person dies.
The subject of death is not easy, and yet leaving this world sooner or later will affect each of us. Thinking about it, probably the first thing that comes to mind is the suffering of loved ones who have to come to terms with the loss of a member of their family, but let's also look at death from a slightly different angle. How do you know when it's coming? Are there any symptoms? How early can it be recognized? It turns out that medicine gives a hint on how to read the signs of the approaching end. And what about life after death? Does it really exist? There are even cases that people are still alive, but they are convinced that they have already passed to the other side and are not in this world. Read on and learn more about death, which is more mysterious than you might think.
What is death?
Death is a state when all signs of life disappear. In the deceased, no pulse is felt and no breathing occurs. All organs cease to function. The eyes remain still and the eyelids are usually partially closed, while there is muscle relaxation throughout the body. The reasons for death can vary. People pass away from this world due to old age, illness, accidents, or by taking their own lives. Unless death is sudden, such as the result of a tragedy, the process of dying takes much longer than one might think. Symptoms of the approaching end may be observed hours, days, or even weeks or months before the actual death. How does a person's appearance and behavior change during this time? How do you know when you are about to die? Read more to find out.
How do you know when death is coming?
Doctors confirm that the first symptoms of approaching death may appear even several months earlier. A person's interest in the outside world then decreases, and they spend most of their time thinking and reminiscing about their life. They begin to evaluate what they have accomplished over the years and talk about things they are proud of or regret. They then try to finish all the unsettled matters. Dying people slowly withdraw from daily activities and meeting people, which researchers believe is a natural reflection of the decrease in energy that also needs to be saved for their last days.
The Day Gets Closer
Several months before death, a person sleeps much longer than usual. Their metabolism drops severely, and lack of energy causes constant fatigue. Sleepiness also contributes to a lack of response to external stimuli. The dying person has difficulty taking meals or drinks and does not have as much energy as before, so food is not needed. Sometimes, the closer one gets to death, the more food recedes into the background. The person even refuses his or her favorite foods, and just a few hours before death, the person stops eating and drinking altogether. The brain of the person leaving this world, in turn, remains very active, so episodes of agitation or even aggression occur because there is a disturbance of consciousness and the person does not know what is happening to him or her or where he or she is. And what changes occur in appearance? Check out the next page…
Signs of impending death
Sometimes even by the outward appearance you can read the approaching end. Facial features sharpen and bruises appear on the skin. They are most often visible on the arms or legs and are the result of the deteriorating efficiency of the heart. Its beating becomes irregular, and the pulse is sometimes undetectable, due to reduced blood pressure. This in turn leads to the dysfunction of other organs, such as the kidneys, which is why you may notice that the urine becomes brown or rusty. Since the dying person eats and drinks very little they rarely visit the toilet or even feel the need to use it at all. There is also a decrease in body temperature, so the hands and feet are still cold and pale.
The Last Few Days
A few days before death, the situation becomes more serious. The muscles refuse to obey and may be so weak that the dying person is unable to turn over on the bed or lift a spoon to his or her mouth. Then breathing problems occur. The person whose life is escaping has shortness of breath and frequent apneas, or long intervals between one intake of air into the lungs and another. There is severe pain, not necessarily related to any disease so that the dying person often moans, and there are grimaces and signs of suffering on their face. Hallucinations are also common, with the person beginning to talk about, for example, long-dead relatives appearing before their eyes. In the final hours before death, the body slowly shuts down and organs stop functioning, but some scientists argue that it is not the body that dies first, but the soul. How is this possible? Check out the next page…
Before the body, the soul dies
One study was able to determine what happens to a person about 30 seconds before death. This was done by observing a dying woman who agreed to lend her body to the experiment. The team of scientists was headed by Dr. Cameron Shaw, who told Vice.com about the results of the study. According to him, it was possible to explain the origin of tunnel vision, which appears in front of the eyes of people leaving the world and which people talk about after experiencing clinical death. When a death occurs, the heart stops functioning properly, and thus not enough blood reaches the brain. As a result, the dying person slowly loses consciousness, and then a vision resembling a narrowing tunnel appears for a few seconds. After a while, the brain shuts down completely. Darkness falls before the eyes, consciousness or the ability to speak goes away and the body is in a vegetative state. Dr. Shaw claims that this is the moment when the death of the soul occurs, and the body dies a moment afterward along with cardiac arrest.
Life after death
So can all theories about life after death be put between the fairy tales, since science is convinced that the tunnel appearing before the eyes of the dying is only the result of hypoxia brain and hallucinations? On the one hand, several million people who have experienced such visions during clinical death argue that the hallucinations appearing is evidence that something must be on the other side. This is most often referred to as the afterlife, which in turn is doubted by many scientists. They argue that it is unrealistic for the human consciousness to separate from the body after death, because, simply put, it is inconsistent with the laws of physics. However, there are confirmed cases when the body of the deceased shows some activity. Read on to find out what they were.
What happens after death?
A body thought to be dead may surprise you or even give the impression that it is still alive. For example, it is common for the deceased to move gently, but this is not at all evidence of a zombie. In the body, for a short time after death, muscles are still contracting, due to post-mortem tetanization, and thus slight twitching and movement can occur. While such reactions can be explained scientifically, the mystery is - how is it possible that the brain of the deceased is still working! This phenomenon was observed during a study at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. It was confirmed that extremely rarely the brain, despite the death of the body, continues to function for about 10 minutes, but as we mentioned, the cause is still unknown. Another discovery, this time during studies on deceased animals, is the fact that certain genes are active and can continue to function for up to four days after death. According to scientists, this means that the dying process takes place gradually and disguises itself in several stages.
The living dead
The living dead is not only a topic discussed in horror movies, but also in psychology. People suffering from the so-called Cotard's disease, or the syndrome of the living dead, are convinced of their own death, even though they have not left this world. Delusions of decomposing internal organs, a lack of blood in the body, or putrefactive processes on the skin occur. The causes of this rare disease are unclear, and treatment requires long-term psychotherapy.
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