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What's the death rattle?

What's the death rattle?

Terminal breathing: A death rattle, known clinically as terminal respiratory secretions or simply terminal secretions,[1] is a sound often produced by someone who is near death when fluids such as saliva and bronchial secretions accumulate in the throat and upper chest.[2] Those who are dying may lose their ability to swallow and may have increased production of bronchial secretions, resulting in such an accumulatiol ...Read more

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I would like to know what the death rattle is and what it sounds like?

I would like to know what the death rattle is and what it sounds like?

Mucus in airway: When a person is so near death that they can no longer clear their throat or trachea by coughing, the secretions in the lung pool and their moving in the airstream produces this sound. Think of air moving in a partially-clogged part of your home ventilation system. ...Read more

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Mom dying. Death rattle. What is the best position, flat or elevated to prolong her life?Heart rate strong. Breathing shallow oxygen 74%. How to help?

Mom dying. Death rattle. What is the best position, flat or elevated to prolong her life?Heart rate strong. Breathing shallow oxygen 74%. How to help?

End of life: Not sure it will matter at this point try to find a comfortable position for her usually somewhat upright at 30-4 degree angle is ideal . Gather family . ...Read more

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Which medications are used to prevent shock death from a severe injury?

Which medications are used to prevent shock death from a severe injury?

No single drug: Prevention is better than cure . The single most important medicine is probably fluid resuscitation including blood and blood products to change the course of the shock after trauma . However , there are specific treatment modalities depending what is happening in real lime . If there is cardiac arrest and caused by arrhythmia , treating it according to the protocol will be appropriate ...Read more

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I want to know about alprax 0.5. Is 30 alprax 0.5 can cause death or can any severe effect on health. ?

I want to know about alprax 0.5. Is 30 alprax 0.5 can cause death or can any severe effect on health.
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Sunada Pushkar's: death in India in January sparked a bit of a debate on the safety of Alprazolam. A study of OD deaths in Palm Beach County attributed only 1 percent to Alprazolam alone. Alcohol combined with Xanax (alprazolam) probably accounts for most of the deaths. ...Read more

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If someone has a severe case of lupus what would they be experiencing and what are the chances of death?

If someone has a severe case of lupus what would they be experiencing and what are the chances of death?

Very low!: Death usually is the result of kidney disease, cerebral vasculitis, thrombocytopenia, and infection.The regimens available have changed this landscape tremendously. I have had only one sle death in 28 years. It was not the lupus, but systemic infection from a feeding line. All with severe sle should be managed by a specialist in rheumatology! all data on sle related deaths don't reflect new rxs! ...Read more

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Severe fear of sudden death. How often does this happen ?

Severe fear of sudden death. How often does this happen ?

Almost never for U: Almost never for a otherwise healthy 30 year old women. Usually its people of have significant heart issue and more advanced age. I would take some yoga if i were you, its good for your heart and anti anxiety. ...Read more

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Noone cares to know about me, I have been severely depressed for months now and i only see death as a way out...What do I do?Please help

Noone cares to know about me, I have been severely depressed for months now and i only see death as a way out...What do I do?Please help

Call immediately: The suicide help line at 1-800-748-2433. There are people who care and congrats for reaching out on healthtap. Please know that mental health professionals are there to help you out. Hold on, help is on its way, life is worth the journey! best wishes for you to feel soon much better! ...Read more

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