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What does it mean to die of natural causes? What happens?

What does it mean to die of natural causes? What happens?

Usually unexplained: To die of natural causes usually implies that no artificial cause, accident, homicide, etc, or that no obvious disease process was the cause of death. Usually in this case, the deceased may have died at home or outside of the medical system and no other obvious cause is identified. Most likely death is due to a fatal abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Does someone commonly die of natural causes from sadness or depression?

Does someone commonly die of natural causes from sadness or depression?

Interesting question: It would be hard to prove a direct causation. Probably not natural causes. However major depression is a serious and persisting illness and has connections/correlations to poor outcomes with a variety of medical treatments. Giving up, hopelessness, prolonged grief, caregiver stresses all have a significant emotional influence on immune system function and resistance to illnesses. ...Read more

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How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?

How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?

Longevity: Humans can live to be 100 years old or older. Do a web search for "The Blue Zone" on the internet. These are areas in the world where people consistently live longer than 100 years old. You can see the things they have in common: nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc. Your diet is very important. Stay away from processed foods. Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits with a small amount of meat. ...Read more

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What is necrosis? Just irrevesible cell then dead off and cause inflammation?Does it mean whenever there is a mild injury, our cell die and necrosis?

What is necrosis? Just irrevesible cell then dead off and cause inflammation?Does it mean whenever there is a mild injury, our cell die and necrosis?

Necrosis: Cell death is said to occur by two alternative, opposite modes: apoptosis, a programmed, managed form of cell death, and necrosis, an unordered and accidental form of cellular dying. ...Read more

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I've heard ppl dying of old age. What does this mean? The body doesn't say "im old. Time to die" what is the medical cause of death when u die from age?

I've heard ppl dying of old age. What does this mean? The body doesn't say "im old. Time to die" what is the medical cause of death when u die from age?

Tried long answer : Before, but now will quote seneca "deathis sometimes a punishment, for others it is a gift ; for a few it comes as a favor"- in"old" age heart ;/or multi system failure are frequent cause! ...Read more

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What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

Strangling: Death by asphyxia means a tight noose around the neck shut off air and blood supply to the brain causing death. This can occur by accident or purposely. ...Read more

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Help please! is cancer a natural or artificial cause of death?

Help please! is cancer a natural or artificial cause of death?

Natural cause: The cancer cell grows in the host because the level of immunogenic proteins allowing recognition is far below the thresh hold level to be recognized / the caner grows and elaborates chemicals such as TGF-B that suppresses metabolic function. A tumor like pancreas Ca can have a few small mets and this will result in a terminal event for the patient. The presence of cachexia is a natural response. ...Read more

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Can a very fit and healthy person die at a young or even middle age due to natural causes?

Can a very fit and healthy person die at a young or even middle age due to natural causes?

Certainly: The question always is ---- what constitutes fitness and health? The only thing that we can do is to command an appropriate diet and lifestyle and rely on periodic checks on obvious risk factors via lab and physical. ...Read more

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Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Unknown: The extended name is Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS for short. Research on the problem is difficult because the victims body breaks down quickly after death.Population studies point risk factors, like cigarette smoking in the house, prone sleeping, prematurity,etc. ...Read more

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What do you mean by "cause of death was consistent with traumatic head injury"?

What do you mean by "cause of death was consistent with traumatic head injury"?

Autopsy report?: If you are reading an autopsy report, hospital discharge summary or coroner report, the author is most likely describing either imaging findings or autopsy findings that demonstrate findings of traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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