A 28-year-old member asked:
is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Scott Bolhack answered
35 years experience Wound care
Dying Process: While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation. One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that has a slow decline, confining them in bed over a prolonged period time. Then the large muscles, from disuse, begin to contract and atrophy, and the body becomes curled.
Answered on Jul 23, 2018
Dr. Navita Modi answered
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : Because you are loosing bone mass that makes your body like that
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
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