What Happens When We Die?
Sex and menstruation have a thing in common with death – all three are unlikely to be discussed. All of which are considered a taboo. However, in reality, we all must break the silence and talk about them to educate ourselves and others and to know what to expect.
Death is scary. But we all have to deal with it eventually. Due to this fact, many people have had the fascination of looking into what happens when we die. In this post, we are not going to dive in deep into what every religion has to say. Rather, we would like to look at death in a scientific perspective.
Doctors have to deal with death in their career. And just like doctors, being a provider of hospice care allows Faith Comfort Care Home the privilege of knowing more about this sensitive issue. Based on our experience and with the account of other medical professionals, here are the things that will happen to us when we die:
- It is a process
Dying does not only involve losing consciousness. In fact, it is a process. One could even predict if the patient is already nearing his or her death. According to medical experts, there are signs that enable us to tell that death is approaching. These signs include:
- Slowed breathing
- Weakened heart
- Change in color
- Slowed breathing signals death
There are times when the patient stopped breathing for approximately 15 to 20 seconds and continues afterwards. And for that to happen, we could indubitably say that the person is nearing his or her time.
This is the point where families worry the most. But in all actuality, this is just normal and is a part of the process of withering away.
- Two stages of death
Once we die, we have to go through two stages. The first one is clinical death. Clinical death happens when the heart stops beating. Once it does, the rest follows. This includes all your cells, organs and senses.
The second stage is when the brain cells all die. This occurs because the oxygen that should have been supplying the cells is cut off. We call this stage the biological death.
- Possibility of resuscitation after clinical death
We have mentioned that clinical death happens when the person’s heart stops beating. With technology and with the latest research we have about the human body, it is possible to “revive the dead.” And when we say revive, we mean it on the first stage of death.
Biological death cannot be stopped. But what we do know is how to slow it down. Doctors usually put the person in a freezer in order for the cells to stop in time. This causes the slowing down of the process.
- Senses lost before death
You may have heard from other people that when a beloved is about to dies, you can still say things you want to say to them. A last wish maybe or your feelings for them. This is true. Our sense of hearing is the last to bid adieu.
Hearing is a passive sense. You do not have to open your eyes, inhale, and stick your tongue out in order to hear. You can use this sense without you even doing anything.
So we encourage family members of the dying to say words of support and love as their beloved slowly fades away.
When we discuss about death, we will no longer be afraid when the time has come for us to cross over to the other side of the rainbow. And if we are expecting the death of a loved one, we would no longer feel the aching pain.
Waiting for a loved one’s death is painful. But you do not have to bear the pain all to yourself. Let us help by caring for your loved one who is approaching his or her twilight years.
Faith Comfort Care Home provides Care Homes in Texas and we do not hesitate in easing your grief on your future passing of your beloved. Talk to us now. Visit our website at www.faithresidentialcarehome.net.
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