What Does a Human Body Go Through in Coma?

What Does a Human Body Go Through in Coma?


The mysteries that surround coma are quite intriguing. We still don’t have concrete answers to resolve this mystery. We are surviving with the limited knowledge available, trying our best to help coma patients to come back to senses.

What is a coma?

A trance-like state, in some cases likewise called tenacious vegetative state, is a significant or covert government of obviousness. A constant vegetative state isn’t cerebrum passing. A person in a condition of unconsciousness is alive however unfit to move or react to his or her condition.

The trance-like state may happen as an entanglement of a basic disease, or because of wounds, for example, head injury. People in such a state have lost their reasoning capacities and attention to their environment, yet hold non-psychological capacity and typical rest designs. Even though those in a determined vegetative state lose their higher cerebrum capacities, other key capacities, for example, breathing and dissemination remain moderately flawless.

Unconstrained developments may happen, and the eyes may open in light of outside upgrades. People may even incidentally scowl, cry, or giggle. Even though people in a tenacious vegetative state may exhibit ordinary behaviour, they can't talk and they can’t react to directions.

Here’s what your body goes through when in a coma?

Some people who have been in a coma have reported seeing vivid dreams, nightmares, and hallucinations. However, it is contrary to what researchers have to say. According to the researchers, it is highly unlikely for coma patients to see dreams because, during coma, a human brain never enters that phase of sleep where dreams can occur.

During the coma, a brain tries its best to interpret what is happening around, but of course, the brain is functioning normally, leading to hallucinations and nightmares in an attempt to get a hold on what’s going around. A human brain has neural pathway systems known as the Reticular Activating System (RAS) which is responsible for our consciousness. When it shuts down for whatever reason like lack of oxygen supply or stroke etc it puts a person into a coma. The patients don’t lose their non-cognitive ability like breathing because the brain is the only part that has been affected, the automatic part of the brain that controls heart and breathing remains unaffected.

People sometimes happen to speak in different accents after coma, this is because after becoming conscious the brain tries to readjust and rewire itself. While doing the same brain starts using a combination of what it already knows and what it had subconsciously stored earlier from the people around.

There have been cases where people were in a coma for years and never woke up. A person was in a coma for 42 years and passed away in that state. A lady woke up from a coma after 27 years. We still haven’t figured out how to pull people out of the coma, but as we move further we have a hope that one day we’ll be able to solve the mystery.

By: Kiara Sharma | on 2020-02-11

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