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Coma is a deep state of unconsciousness where the affected individual is alive but is not able to react or respond to external stimuli.


Sometimes, comatose patients are totally unaware of their states and environments; sometimes they are partially or fully aware but cannot communicate. There is lack of consciousness, self-awareness, sleep-wake cycle and purposeful movements in a comatose patient. But the basic life support functions, like breathing and blood circulation are retained.

Coma is not a disease. It is a symptom of a disease or a response to an event, such as a severe head injury, seizure or metabolic problem. Coma may appear slowly in conditions where there are preceding medical or neurological problems, including the secondary brain swelling that surrounds a pre-existing lesion.

The outcome of coma ranges from full recovery to death. Whether a person recovers, and to what extent, depends upon the cause of the coma and the type and extent of brain damage. It is very important to know that the outcome may remain unknown for many months.

Most comas last no longer than four weeks. However, some people in a coma shift to a persistent vegetative state, which can last for years, depending on the medical circumstances and the cause.

Initial emergency treatment of a comatose patient focuses on stabilizing the vital signs. This may rapidly reverse the coma. After emerging from a coma, many people can recover fully; some require lifelong physical and occupational therapy, while others may recover only basic functions.

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Chandra_28 Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hi my elder brother[28 years] is in Comma from last 2 years due to head injury by Road Accident. He is opening eyes and nothing else. His operation was held in New Delhi AIIMS india shunt placed in this brain by the Doctors.

Can You pls suggest me any way to get back my bro in our life as earlier. Pls suggest me any treatment that will be effected in this condition ?? and pls Pray for My brother pls pls pls.

SURYA3030 Friday, December 13, 2013

my wife is in coma for 6 days but after coming out of coma she forgot most of the things but after one week she recognised my family friends but she is not looking like a normal person how long will it take to come to normal life

Arpi12 Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hi I am 12th studying student ,, and have a question - According to my Book for acquiring the features of a living being one must possess consciousness and should have the capacity to grow and reproduce . So can a person in Coma be called a living being who dont have consciousness . Some1 please answer......

Q.Stare Monday, September 16, 2013

Please Dear All! Guide me, Who is best Doctor of Comatose in Pakistan???? which hospital have best treatment facility of Coma?????

Karly23 Thursday, August 22, 2013

My mom passed away last year from multiple things but she had an anurisum on her heart and had to undergo open heart surgery. She lived for 10 days and wasn't getting any better. I know when she was in a state of coma she could hear me. I really miss her. I lost my bf...last year aug 26 2012

Advancells Monday, August 26, 2013

Hi Karly23, it's really sad that you had to lose you loved ones. I can understand your state of mind. Wish you all the luck in future. God Bless!

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