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General Info About Coma

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

Coma

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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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
SURYA3030 Friday, December 13, 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......
Arpi12 Sunday, September 29, 2013
Please Dear All! Guide me, Who is best Doctor of Comatose in Pakistan???? which hospital have best treatment facility of Coma?????
Q.Stare Monday, September 16, 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
Karly23 Thursday, August 22, 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!
Advancells Monday, August 26, 2013
my friend [19yrs old] is in a coma due to drinking kerosene and overdozing with panadol tabletes... doctors sd he will not survive for long.. his liver has now failed, his brain is swelling up nd his lungs arealso giving up now...is dea any chance he cn still survive and come out of coma? and if a miracle happens nd he comes out of coma..will he ever be able to live a normal life? :(
paayal95 Sunday, July 21, 2013
A patient suffering from a coma can get back to normal provided that he/she gets the right treatment and care. Such patients needs to be handled with care. I would also suggest people to go for stem cell therapies, which can do wonders.
Advancells Thursday, August 15, 2013
My bf is in coma right now due to severe injury of his body from head to toe and Dr. said that every time he speak to him that i am waiting him his heart rate get increase. Its hard for me right now coz i am here in Philippines and he is in Canada right now.I love him so much and he is everything to me. Please pray for him for his Immediate recovery and he will awake soon coz i miss him so much. I know God will taking care of him.I feel my babe is miss me too.please help me to pray for him.
charjh Wednesday, June 05, 2013
My ex bf got t-boned by a semi and now is in a coma and his friend told me his both legs are broken and left arm is broken and bruises all over him and I'm so sad about it. i want him to wake up from his coma. i feel like its my fault for everything i mean i left him and made everything worse for him. So i asked the Lord to keep him alive and awake for his family, friends, and for me. and i still love him and miss him after what happen between me and him. So can everyone please pray for him please?
cookielove2020 Monday, April 01, 2013
can patient be treated for adder ingrid when he's in coma
muslima Saturday, October 13, 2012
Donnie Woke up praise to Jesus Christ! I wish everyone else here the same that the coma patients wake up i'll pray for you guys! I've been writing prayer request's to Everyone I know nearly! that I thought would pray and some people that I didn't know.
blade_709 Monday, August 27, 2012
A very close friend of mine is in a coma after having heart operation she is my high school sweet heart who couldn't bear to lose could u say a prayer for her please
lnnsnst423 Friday, December 21, 2012
I am also Woke up by gods grace
sophai Sunday, February 10, 2013
is there anyone who stays near by noida sector 26...my friend is in coma and im in north east with no way out.plz can someone help me.plz
priya..mojo Sunday, August 26, 2012
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