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What Happens To You When You Are Struck By Lightning
U tube good resource: You tube has a good docudrama that answers all these questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1HhRAUqFqM. Copy this to your address bar and enjoy. ...Read more
Picture = 1000 words: A good video = 1000 pictures. Here is a You Tube video which summarizes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1HhRAUqFqM ...Read more
Donation: There are multiple types of donors; one type includes donors who are alive and others include donors who have passed away. Both living donors and deceased donors have their organs tested via certain blood tests and other criteria. These tests influence whether a transplant surgeon finds the organ acceptable for donation. So, bottom line: yes, it's possible. Depends in part on organ function. ...Read more
Many people: Thousands of people have been hit by lightning and survived. I think you get a t shirt or something. ...Read more
Survivors will tell: you that you really want to have nothing to do with being struck by lightning which can be direct or more often, indirectly through the lightning actually striking another person or object and jumping to other objects and people. Patients can develop severe and lifelong painful syndromes called Complex Regional Pain syndromes. Stick to rubbing your feet on wool carpet and touching a doorknob! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Anyone who gets struck by lightning can get very sick. It's called electrocution. But not if you simply live in the same building. ...Read more
Only if it did not: Kill you. If you were struck by lightning in your sleep, the lightning would leave very bad burn wounds. If the lightning happened to hit your head or hit your heart then there's certainly a possibility that you could die from that. I would expect that death to be immediate and not awaken the person involved. In my residency i saw a man who was hit by lightning on three different occasions. He had three very jagged long and fairly wide burn scars from these three different events.He remembered them very well and was obviously very much alive. Best wishes. ...Read more
Lightning chance: Only if you stand outside during a thunderstorm. ...Read more
Not likely: Not to my knowledge--hard to see mechanism. Far more likely to be unrelated. ...Read more
Curtains: I think you would most likely die. (okay, maybe there's a small chance that the lightning strike would be oriented to cross your chest and be just exactly the right number of joules to defibrillate your heart and maybe the cause of your heart stopping was the type of rhythm disturbance that would respond to defibrillation, but "I wouldn't bet my life on it". ) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can something bad happen to u if you stay indoors all the time with indoor lightning & either little sunlight exposure or sunlight through blinds?
What do u mean "bad": You mean like like Cancer, strokes, aneurysms? Nah..nothing like that...but you'll get get bored, probably stale smelling, and start becoming a recluse, and that just becomes a vicious cycle... The mind needs as much OUTDOOR air and stimulation as the body and American Economy does. Do your part-- Get Out and make friends..or at least acquaintances. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Many changes : Lightening can generate 100, 000 to 1 million volts of electricity. A lightening stile generates intense heat on contact. This can cause short or long term memory loss, cardiac arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation, acute sudden cardiac death, hair can fall out, short or long term behavioral changes, . ...Read more
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