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Could a punctured lung cause instant death?

Could a punctured lung cause instant death?

Maybe not instant: A punctured lung might not cause death instantly, but immediate medical attention is needed so that death does not occur at all. ...Read more

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What was the cause of the black death?

What was the cause of the black death?

Plague: Yersinia pestis is the micro-organism that jumps from rats to humans and causes this deadly infection. The social causes had to do with crowding, and I'm told also to cats going out of fashion -- they're our friends as they kill off the rats that carry plague. Genetic archeology has identified the Yersinia subtypes causing each of the great plagues. ...Read more

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Is it true that elephantasis disease causes death?

Is it true that elephantasis disease causes death?

Elephantiasis: Elephantiasis is the common name for filariasis, or infection by tropical parasitic larvae transmitted by mosquitoes. Filariasis is caused by nematodes (roundworms) that live in the lymphatics and subcutaneous tissues. There are at least 3 different species. It rarely causes death, but due to extreme swelling of body parts it causes much suffering ; disability. http://tinyurl.com/4mnoe. ...Read more

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Can a toothache cause death?

Toothache? no: No one dies from a toothache. It can be excruciating painful in some cases but will not cause death. If you meant to ask can a problem with a tooth cause death, then the answer is: relatively rare but possible. If a tooth becomes infected from any number of reasons, the infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious complications, including in rare instances death. ...Read more

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What causes near death experiences?

What causes near death experiences?

I don't mean to be..: Silly, but i can't resist saying "coming near death". Beyond that, i there are very serious researchers doing good work on this for decades +.You can find their results in long journal articles & in books or magazines written for everyday folk. It is not hard to believe that some bodies experience a lot at that time and, surviving it, people may retain powerful impressions. Talk w/ your therapist. ...Read more

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What could cause bleeding to death?

What could cause bleeding to death?

Many causes: A severed artery or big vein, a ruptured organ most notably the liver, an ulcer or cancer causing bleeding into the gut, lack of platelets causing bleeding from the rectum, esopageal varices from liver disease that rupture and cause fatal vomiting or passage of blood -- all these and many others. The dying person feels primarily a sensation of cold; if you've lost someone you have my sympathy. ...Read more

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What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

Bleeding, high BP: Sadly, women are still dying around the world during childbirth. Some conditions could be prevented by better care and closer hospitals. Others cannot. Over the ages, leading causes of death eg infection have been better controlled in developed nations. However, it is still difficult to prevent progression of rising blood pressure as in preeclampsia and bleeding from placental or uterine problems. ...Read more

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What causes death for people with huntington's?

What causes death for people with huntington's?

Huntingtons risks: People with advanced Huntingtons tend to die from complications of swallowing difficulty or reduced mobility. Heart disease and malnutrition are also associated with this condition. Risk of suicide is increased in people with this condition. ...Read more

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When somebody dies from cancer, what actually causes the death?

When somebody dies from cancer, what actually causes the death?

It varies: An airway may be obstructed, producing pneumonia. Poorly-understood tumor effects can invite infection. The tumor may erode a blood vessel and cause bleeding, or cause a blood clot, or replace marrow and prevent the making of blood. There are many other mechanisms; pneumonia is the most common. ...Read more

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Is thyroid causes to early death?

Is thyroid causes to early death?

It can: Untreated or undiagnosed thyroid disease can cause premature death, whether it be related to an overactive thyroid, underactive thyroid or cancer. If diagnosed and treated appropriately, many people suffering from thyroid disease have normal life expectancies. ...Read more

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What are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

What are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

Suicide is one : The risk of suicide is high in bipolar depression due to highly impulsive behaviors. Not to mention other results of self destructive behaviors. Drug use and so on. ...Read more

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Hi,Which std viruses causes fatigue and death.

Hi,Which std viruses causes fatigue and death.

STD virus?: HIV, Hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Human Papilloma virus (HPV) and Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be sexually transmitted. Only HIV is really likely to cause death although under certain circumstances you could die from Hep B or CMV. Fatigue will certainly happen along the way ...Read more

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What are the leading causes of death for women in their forties?

What are the leading causes of death for women in their forties?

Cancer and heart dis: For women 40-44, the leading causes of death are cancer, unintentional injuries, heart disease, suicide, and stroke.

For women 45-49, they are: cancer, heart disease, unintentional injuries, and stroke.

It's interesting to think of how many of these premature deaths could be prevented - about half.

A good resource on how to prevent disease by age is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Can stress cause death?

Can stress cause death?

Very rare: By itself, stress (actually dis-tress, when a person cannot or will not solve a pressing problem) contributes to disease, but causes death by itself only in extreme situations (i.e., torture). There is a "pop" notion that in, say, a fatal fall from a high place that the heart stops before impact and the decedent feels nothing; it's not true but comforts survivors. ...Read more

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Can angina cause death?

Can angina cause death?

Eventually: Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated can lead to heart failure, heart attack, and death. That being said, your coronary artery disease can usually be treated and you will not necessarily die. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause death?

Can cellulitis cause death?

Yes: Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes. ...Read more

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How can tetanus cause death?

Paralyzes breathing: Tetanus makes the muscles contract all at the same time, which is very painful and eventually makes it impossible to breathe. If someone gets tetanus, and it happens because people can't get or refuse immunization, nowadays we can paralyze the patient and put him/her on a ventilator until the disease subsides. ...Read more

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