Coma question?

What happens to people who fall into comas at home by themselves and can’t call 911 do they just die?

2 Answers

  • 5 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 B
    Lv 7
    5 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.

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