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Symptoms of death



Symptoms of death

Symptoms of death


Symptoms of death

     Death is defined as the end of life and permanent cessation of all major vital bodily functions. It is also defined as death of the brain with its entire stem, or permanent, irreversible cessation of respiratory and circulatory functions. The death case is also acknowledged in accordance with the agreed medical standards.


Symptoms of death

       The death of a person with a disease leading to it is preceded by the appearance of many symptoms and signs that indicate the approaching of his death, and the following is a statement of the most prominent of these signs and symptoms:


Ø Anorexia:

Symptoms of death

        Where death is usually preceded by a general weakness in human activity, which reduces his appetite and need to eat as a result of a decrease in his need for energy. In the last period before death, a person may stop eating completely, and then his lips must be constantly moisturized so as not to cause him any inconvenience when they are dry.


Ø Increasing sleep hours:

Symptoms of death

        This is due to a decrease in the effectiveness of metabolic processes and the energy resulting from them in the human body, and the increase in sleep is usually noticed two to three months before death. It is necessary to encourage the patient to move, and to make sure that his bed is comfortable for sleeping.

        Lack of social interaction: This is also due to the lack of energy in the body, so the person tends to stay at home and not mix with those around him. It is the duty of these persons to arrange visits for him so that he does not remain alone for long periods before his death.


Ø Changes in vital signs:

Symptoms of death

       A person who is about to die may suffer from a drop in blood pressure, or a disturbance in the heartbeat, and these impulses may become unclear when heard, and the color of the urine may change to become brownish, which could be a sign of the weakness of the kidneys and the start of stopping their work.


Ø Changes in excretory habits:

Symptoms of death

      We have previously mentioned that the quantities of food and fluids may decrease in the human body who is about to die, and therefore this leads to him not needing to excrete and urinate as before, and this process may stop permanently if the person stops eating and drinking completely.


Ø Muscle weakness

      Sometimes the approaching death of a person is accompanied by a general weakness in the muscles, which may prevent him from performing the simplest activities, such as; Lifting small objects or rolling over in bed.


Ø Drop in body temperature:

Symptoms of death

        This is due to poor blood circulation, and its focus on important internal organs instead of the whole body, causing cold extremities, pallor of the skin, or the appearance of blue or pink spots on it. It is worth noting that the patient may not feel this cold, so care must be taken to warm his body by appropriate means.


Ø Mind confusion

Symptoms of death

        Before their death, some people may suffer from confusion in the mind and poor coherence of thoughts, and they may lose focus and awareness of what is happening around them.


Ø breathing disorder:

      The patient may experience sudden changes in respiratory rate; The respiratory rate becomes rapid or interrupted by pauses.


Ø increased pain:

Symptoms of death

       The pain and the accompanying sounds can increase when a person approaches death, and a doctor should be consulted about the need to give him medications or pain relievers.


Ø hallucinations:

Symptoms of death

       A person may suffer from hallucinations and distorted fantasies before his death, and it is better that those around him do not correct what he says, because of this negative impact on his psyche.


The most common causes of death

       There are many causes of death and the diseases that lead to them, and some of these diseases and causes are more dangerous to life than their counterparts.


        According to a statistic conducted by the World Health Organization in 2016 to determine the most common causes of death, it appeared that about 54% of deaths registered globally in that year, which amounted to 56.9 million cases, were related to ten main causes, so it was called the most common causes of death. Common, and the following are mentioned for these reasons:


Ø Having a stroke:

       Which occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off, and the nutrients and oxygen it carries are cut off. It should be noted that a stroke affects a part of the brain cells, and leads to his death within minutes, and may cause the death of a person.


Ø Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

         It is a type of chronic respiratory disease, and it causes difficulty breathing to various degrees in sufferers, and it is worth noting that the main cause of COPD is prolonged exposure to substances that irritate the lungs and damage their cells, such as: air pollutants, chemical fumes, and cigarette smoke.

Ø Lower respiratory infection:

      They are diseases that affect the parts that lie below the throat of the respiratory system, including pneumonia, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis common in children, and these diseases are considered the most infectious diseases that cause death.

Ø Suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia:

        Where Alzheimer's is known as a disorder that affects brain cells and leads to their death, and the consequent impairment of memory, concentration, and ability to think, and it is one of the main causes of dementia.

Ø Cancer of the lung, bronchi and bronchi:

       Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells, and it has more than a hundred types, but the mentioned cancers are the most deadly.

Ø Having diabetes:

       This name is given to a group of diseases that affect the body's handling of sugar, which leads to a high rate of sugar in the blood, and thus complications and health problems for the patient that may cause his death.

Ø Road accidents:

      Where road accidents killed about 1.4 million people in 2016.

Ø Diarrheal infection:

          Diarrhea is one of the symptoms of several diseases and different types of infections that affect the digestive system, and the pathogens that lead to diarrhea are transmitted in contaminated food and water. This diarrhea may cause severe dehydration of the body, and significant weight loss, in addition to death, especially in children.

Ø Tuberculosis

       It is a disease transmitted by bacterial infection, which usually attacks the lungs, and causes multiple symptoms such as; Chronic cough lasting three or more weeks, weight loss, night sweats, and death.