What happens to people who fall into comas at home by themselves and can’t call 911 do they just die?
- Country GIRLLv 75 months ago
Many serious illnesses, injuries or abnormalities can effect the brain and cause stupor or comas.
Brief unconsciousness can result from a minor head injury, a seizure, or reduced blood flow to the brain as many occur with a fainting spell or stroke. Prolonged unconsciousness can be caused by a more serious head injury, a severe illness such as encephalitis, a toxin reaction to medications, or the intentional ingestion of sedative drugs or other substances.
- Rick BLv 75 months ago
Depends on what you are talking about. I have been in healthcare working in an ICU for 10 years and never used the word "coma". People don't "fall into comas."
If someone has a massive stroke or heart attack at home alone and can't call for help, then yes, they often die.