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Can You Die From Not Remembering
Can you tell me if someone were to die from sufficating and you performed cpr on them immideatly after they died could you bring them back to life?
Extremely rare: Mortality from epstein-=barr virus infection is exceptionally uncommon and results from complications, such as rupture of the enlarged spleen, secondary bacterial infection, inappropriate management with antibiotics resulting in other infections, etc. There are, however, mononucleosis-like illnesses that can be quite severe at times. Make sure of the diagnosis by seeing a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you die from alcohol poising do you feel pain leading up to the death or are you unconscious the whole time?
Wanting to Die: It is very difficult to die from alcohol poisoning. And the hangover is not pretty. If you feel badly enough that you are planning on harming yourself I am so happy that you have reached out here. I can promise you that not one of the physicians here would want to help you hurt yourself and not one of the physicians here would have any message other than that help is available. ...Read more
No breathing: If any object (food, large nut, etc.) gets stuck in the throat to the point that no air can come into the lungs the person will not be able to get oxygen. If the object causing the obstruction is not removed as soon as possible the person can have serious problems from lack of oxygen to the brain or may die. ...Read more
Course of TBI: A traumatic brain injury can occur in mva's and often is mild and minor. Spontaneous brain healing can usually occur maximally over the first 6-12 months, but improve further up to 18-24 months. Neuropsychological testing can be useful, and cognitive-behavioural therapies can assist coping. Medicines may help memory or emotional consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, get flu vaccine: Yes, you can die from the flu. I assume when you say flu you mean influenza. There are vaccines to prevent influenza such as the flu shot and the intranasal flu vaccine (flumist). They have been proven to reduce the frequency of death from influenza. I recommend the vaccine for my patients even when they say, "i've gotten the flu shot for the last three years and every year i got really sick!". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly Unusual!: Anesthesia risks depend largely on the age and overall health of an individual, the severity of his/her condition, the urgency and duration of the procedure, and the experience and expertise of the entire surgical team. That said, the risk of death from anesthesia is exceedingly remote...Have a look at this reference http://www.Anesthesiaweb.Org/risk.Php. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A good question: If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, i've heard many a patient complain of recurring drowning nightmares. A great number of them turned out to have sleep apnea. Conventional wisdom has been that sleep apnea is not a fatal disease but many people die in their sleep, cause unknown....... ...Read more
Yes some do: People with severe end-stage kidney failure require either kidney transplant or dialysis. Presently average life expectancy with dialysis is about 5 years from onset. Prognosis after successful kidney transplant is much better & longer. Living related transplanted kidneys, by & large, do better that cadaveric kidneys. Thus some people on dialysis may face death if they can't receive transplant. ...Read more
Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing and depending on the patient's age and risks for surgery "might" not be removed. Most are removed, simply because the earlier one can be removed the less the chance it could grow so big as to kill someone. That is too simplistic an answer. ...Read more
How come Withdrawal reflex do not function in case of people who self harm/cut themselves?i guess it should stop them from causing any serious damage?
Overrride the reflex: The withdrawal reflex (like many) can be voluntarily overridden. Conscious override lets you hold on to hot objects, etc. People who cut themselves can indeed seriously damage themselves to the point of death or permanent damage. These people need help so that they can work through these feelings and not cause further harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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