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Symptoms Of Rigor Mortis
Contraction of the muscles: When someone dies the muscles tighten this happens the muscles contract and become cross linked in the contracted state tightening takes about 12 hours to begin it is temperature dependent and eventually when decomposition occurs the rigor mortis is released in the body is very floppy again. ...Read more
ATP depletion and: Calcium leakage. The skeletal muscles continue using sugar to make ATP even after death, till the tissue runs out of sugar and atp. One of the consequences of ATP depletion is the formation of abnormal links between two components of muscle tissue, actin and myosin which causes muscle stiffening. Calcium leakage into muscle adds to that stiffening. ...Read more
Varies: On average it commences after about three to four hours, reaches maximum stiffness after 12 hours, and gradually dissipates in approximately 48 to 60 hours. Time of onset is affected by activity before death, ambient temperature and ante-mortem diseases. ...Read more
Temperature: A copse is flaccid immediately after death, muscle stiffening, rigor mortis, commences after about three to four hours, reaches maximum stiffness after 12 hours, and gradually dissipates until approximately 48 to 60 hours (two and a half days) after death. Warm conditions and physically strenuous activity prior to death, can speed up the process of rigor mortis. ...Read more
My starting symptoms that I will have a panic attck. Is chills and shivering...Is this dangerous? Im.Afraid I myt die!
Could be: But what kind of chemical spray did you have contact with? ...Read more
I am suffering from fever and shivering a lot and body pain a little. ...I don't have any other symptoms. ...I took medicines but not woking. ...Help?
Sir, I have a problem, symptoms r :during the day time I don't have any problem but at evening I have head pain, fever chest pain, and shivering. Tell me?
Check it out: Interesting symptoms. You should see your doc to rule out infectious diseases or parasites as well as other possibilities ...Read more
For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.
Could be: Classically people with raynaud's can have white finger color changes as well as red and purple. The fingers turning blue alone is not diagnostic. Your evaluation will also look at other things like a thyroid disorder. If you have raynauds there were other medical conditions that need to be evaluated. ...Read more
I am needing a new set of eyes on my symptoms: nausea, shivering, extreme thirst, exhaustion. Always in that order one at a time.
Many symptoms: Try and get in to see your primary doctor today or tomorrow. If that does not work, with your many symptoms please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. ...Read more
Fever 102° F on & off since 3 days, cough with mucus, severe headache & shivering. Are these symptoms of Typhoid?
Sure, and...: ...a thousand other diseases! Ref. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/typhoid-fever/basics/symptoms/con-20028553 ...Read more
Symptoms are fever, shivering extreme headache, entire body aches, and has been going on for 6 days I have been taking Advil (ibuprofen) no good what should I do?
Headaches: I am sorry to hear that way you feel. Fever shivering extreme headaches and body aches for almost a week warrant urgent medical care for proper diagnosis and treatment. Please contact your doctor. The possibilities include viral meningitis, iinfections in another area of your body or the flu. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
My 3 yr old has a fever of 100.8. She has done nothing but sleep. She doesn't have any cold or flu symptoms. What do I do? She has been shivering. I've been giving her tylenol (acetaminophen).
Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness. You can also give them a luke-warm water bath to make them more comfortable and make sure they stay hydrated.
"red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are:
-fevers that last 5 days or more
-fevers persistently above 104f orally
-a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake
-vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration
-a purple rash, esp on the legs
-any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint
as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more
I have had flu jag in october, but still getting very strong flu symptoms, shivering, sweating, sore throat, sore head and sore mussels?
May have the flu: Flu vaccine is only 60 -70% effective in preventing the illness. May well reduce severity in many of remaining 30 - 40%. Never-the-less worth having it every year, specially as we grow older. ...Read more
Shaking chills: Rigor is a shaking occurring during a high fever. It occurs because cytokines and prostaglandins are released as part of an immune response and increase the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. ...Read more
Rigors: These uncontrollable shaking chills usually create fever through muscle activity, prompted by neurological impulses emanating from an area of the brain called the hypothalamus under the stimulus of pyrogens (fever inducing chemicals). Rigors are felt to occur primarily in either patients with malaria or very severe bacterial infections with organisms released in mass into the blood stream. ...Read more