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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Brain damage: Coma is severe brain inhibition. Injuries to the brain, such as traumas, circulation compromise, inflammation, etc, can induce coma.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Coma : Think of the brain as having a wake and sleep center. When something bad happens to the wake center of the brain, it can no longer do its job to keep ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Brain injury: Deep centers of the brain control the ability to react to our environment and control our basic needs. When these deep centers are damaged we lose th ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Glasgow Coma Scale.: The glasgow coma scale is the most widely used measure of a patient's mental status. Other scales are also used.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Redirection of blood: Even though there is a dramatic increase in blood flow to the stomach and intestines after a meal (proven by ultrasounds) it is thought that it is the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Depends: Coma, subcoma, stupor, altered mental status, drowsiness are some of the names given to different levels of altered consciousness.There has been repo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Multifactorial: Coma means unarousable unresponsiveness. It is caused by injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the central brain stem or both. The cause is either ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Survival in coma: After a relatively short time patients move from coma into a persistent vegetative state. A person can live for many years in a persistent vegetative ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Difficult question: It depends if the underlying reason that caused the coma is reversible or correctable. Even then it is difficult as it depends if there was too much i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Please clarify: Are you asking, "When people in comas die, what do they die of?" Or do you mean, "I don't understand why people in comas die instead of everyone getti ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Resolution: Coma affects the base of the brain, brainstem, the same area responsible for concussion outcomes. As a disorder heals, and inflammation or swelling d ... Read More

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