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Is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: Dying Process

While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation.
One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that has a slow decline, confining them in bed over a prolonged period time. Then the large muscles, from disuse, begin to contract and atrophy, and the body becomes curled.

In brief: Dying Process

While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation.
One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that has a slow decline, confining them in bed over a prolonged period time. Then the large muscles, from disuse, begin to contract and atrophy, and the body becomes curled.
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