How Can Someone Put Theirself Into a Coma?

A coma can be caused by a variety of conditions, including traumatic brain injuries, strokes, tumours, diabetes, seizures, infections, a lack of oxygen, toxins, narcotics, and alcohol, according to the Mayo Clinic. A coma is a severe kind of unconsciousness in which the patient is not responsive to his surroundings. The patient has no responses to pain, light, sound, or other stimuli, and they don’t have regular sleep and waking cycles.

According to Medical News Today, a coma is a major medical emergency that calls for prompt treatment in order to rescue the patient and preserve brain function. The next step for medical professionals is to employ imaging scans and blood tests to identify the reason of the coma.

Traffic accidents, violent acts that result in traumatic brain injuries, dangerously high or low blood sugar levels in diabetic individuals, and exposure to poisons like carbon monoxide and lead are some of the common causes of coma.

Because their brains aren’t getting enough oxygen, drowning victims can go into comas. Inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and brainstem brought on by encephalitis and meningitis can also result in coma.

There are those who can assist if one feels compelled to place oneself in a coma. To speak with someone who can help you deal with these emotions, dial 1-800-442-HOPE (1-800-442-4673).

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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