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What is MATERNAL DEATH? What does MATERNAL DEATH mean? MATERNAL DEATH meaning - MATERNAL DEATH definition - MATERNAL DEATH explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. Maternal death is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes." The world mortality rate has declined 45% since 1990, but still every day 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) this is equivalent to "about one woman every two minutes and for every woman who dies, 20 or 30 encounter complications with serious or long-lasting consequences. Most of these deaths and injuries are entirely preventable." UNFPA estimated that 289,000 women died of pregnancy or childbirth related causes in 2013. These causes range from severe bleeding to obstructed labour, all of which have highly effective interventions. As women have gained ac

How Does Cancer Cause Death?

By proliferation and activation of secretion by a cell type that deranges overall metabolism or some particular signaling function. Example: production of calcitonin by a thyroid tumor, paralyzing the heart. Many cancers lead to cachexia that way. By producing tumors that impinge mechanically on normal tissues and impair their function. Example: lymphomas causing strokes embolically. By depriving nearby functional tissues of energy or substrate, disrupting essential functions. Example: liver cancers depriving the blood of albumin and/or globulins. By negative feedback to counteract the proliferation of related normal tissues whose normal function is proliferative, as in the immune system or digestive tract. Short answer: A cellular mass will experience uncontrolled growth, depriving the organs around it of vital resources until they begin to shut down and die. Long answer: “Cancer” is not really a single disease. It manifests itself in many ways, in may parts of the body. The one thing they all have in common is the short answer above. That being said, the specifics of how a cancer kills are unique to that particular form of cancer. Cancer comes in a wide variety of forms, but Continue reading >>

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  1. Alexey Danilov

    Overdosing of antidepressants usually has nothing to do with the death per se. As pointed in previous answers it is very difficult to cause fatal overdose using antidepressants alone. One has to have pre-existing heart condition or to combine the antidepressants with other drugs. I hope you don't wait for an exact combination from me to show up here.
    Usually it's not overdosing of antidepressants that kills people. It's the absence of proper monitoring by experienced physician and incorrect dosage and administration.
    One of the most debilitating components of depression is the lack, or even total absence of willpower combined with dysphoria, absence of appetite, insomnia. And suicidal thoughts are on top of this as a cherry on a milkshake.
    Antidepressants, when administered without proper evaluation of the patient and without proper counselling or psychotherapy, can cause someone to overcome the lack of willpower WITHOUT doing anything with suicidal thoughts. And that's a very dangerous mix. Imagine someone who is tired of many years of insomnia, takes food like medication without any desire, and his/hers self-esteem is down the drain. This poor person would already kill himself if he/she had enough willpower to do it. Luckily when in depression, the act of getting up from bed is considered as act of courage already. Antidepressants can tip the scales and give this poor guy just enough will to jump out from that hypothetical window.

  2. Mark Dunn

    The same way normal dosing on antidepressants can cause death, meaning at least a few dozen different potential conditions. You are asking about toxic and dysfunction-inducing psychotropic drugs.
    However, some side effects are much more likely to be the cause of death during an overdose, statistically speaking, just like some side effects are much more likely to be the cause of death during normal dosing.
    These groups of most likely candidates may share some conditions in common, but are not the same. It can be difficult to tell both because accurate statistics are not generally maintained and non-suicidal deaths on antidepressants are even less likely to be properly investigated—-whether or not the drugs had a role, and what the role was if they contributed, may never be uncovered or documented.
    You can review some of my Quora answers that cover the components of your question individually:
    Mark Dunn's answer to How does one die from depressants?
    Mark Dunn's answer to What can happen if someone overdoses on Prozac?

    Mark Dunn's answer to If SSRI antidepressants are supposed to make you less depressed, why would they carry an increased suicide risk?
    As other Quorans have noted, the specific drugs (and class of drugs) being considered, and the individual reactions that are unique to each patient can alter which side effects or overdose effects may be the most dangerous for particular patients.

    And, as also noted by other posters, antidepressants are not usually a reliable agent of suicide (especially because the possibility of death death is not dose-dependent, and they are not very effective methods of dispatch unto themselves).

  3. John K Hsiao

    It depends on the antidepressant. The SSRIs, by in large, are quite safe even in an overdose. It is possible, by combining an SSRI w/ another drug that increases serotonin (an MAO inhibitor, Tramadol, other serotonergic drugs) to develop serotonin syndrome, which can be fatal. However, that's a fairly idiosyncratic response. An SSRI + MAOI could also produce a hypertensive crisis & cause a hemorrhagic stroke. The older tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) were quite dangerous in overdose (one of the reasons they're so rarely used nowadays). It wasn't because of how they affected the brain, however, but because of their ability to alter cardiac conduction & cause arrhythmia. The TCAs & bupropion also lower the seizure threshold & in overdose can lead to seizures & potentially status epilepticus.
    Taking an overdose of most commonly used psychotropics is actually not a reliable way of killing oneself. The therapeutic index (difference between therapeutic & toxic doses) are generally pretty high. There are exceptions, but maybe I shouldn't mention those.

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What is DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS? What does DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS mean? DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS meaning - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS definition - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness. A person's breath may develop a specific smell. Onset of symptoms is usually rapid. In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes. DKA happens most often in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with other types of diabetes under certain circumstances. Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies. DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high b

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis As A Cause Of Death, Who Came First?

I read with interest the article ‘The Postmortem Diagnosis of Alcoholic Ketoacidosis’ by Palmiere and Augsburger (2014). However for the sake of truth I must protest against the statement on page 272: ‘The first report in the forensic field suggesting that ketoacidosis could be partially responsible for unexplained deaths in alcoholics dates back to 1993 and concerns a study performed by L.N. Denmark on 49 autopsy cases that included chronic alcohol-abuse related deaths’. Together with my co-authors I submitted an article that was acknowledged by Forensic Science International on 19 January 1993 and published in vol. 60 (Thomsen et al., 1993). In that article we described our results as ‘strongly indicative of ketoacidosis as the sole or contributing cause of death…’. We were convinced that we solved the riddle of ‘Fatty liver deaths’. L.N. Denmarks excellent work on beta-hydroxybutyrate was received at Forensic Science International, 4 April 1993 and published in vol. 62. It had been known for many years that alcoholics, who stop drinking after a binge, may be found dead shortly after. The only abnormality to be found is a fatty liver. There are no drugs to be de Continue reading >>

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  1. Courtney Schumacher

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    I’m assuming that you do know that ketoacidosis does not have to mean that you have high blood sugar. It means that you have a high level of ketones in your blood, which are usually by-products of your body trying to break down fatty acids for fuel it’s not getting from your food intake.
    It is usually treated with fluids, electrolytes, and insulin. It is much more common in those with type 1 diabetes then type 2, but it can still occur.

    You can look up more specific information on diabetes at the Mayo Clinic site.

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The Cause Of Death For Anna Garcia

Transcript of The Cause of Death for Anna Garcia The Cause of Death for Anna Garcia Factors Contributing To Anna's Death High blood glucose - As a diabetic, having high blood glucose is very bad. With there being little to no insulin in Anna's body, it makes the diabetes worse than it should be. Diabetes - Anna didn't take care of her health the way she should have considering she had Type 1 diabetes leading the the high ketone levels. High Ketone Levels - When your cells don't get the glucose they need for energy, your body begins to burn fat for energy, which produces ketones. Ketones are acids that build up in the blood and appear in the urine when your body doesn't have enough insulin. They are a warning sign that your diabetes is out of control or that you are getting sick. Age - 14 months At 14 months old, Anna was admitted to the hospital for fever, extremely letharic, breathing problems, and appearing to be in a lot of pain. While in the hospital, a CBC, Hematocrit, Blood Oxygen, CT Scan, and Sickle Cell test were all performed. Results came back positive for Anna having Sickle Cell Anemia. Age - 14 years At the age of 14 Anna was admitted to the hospital for reported fatig Continue reading >>

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  1. Hans Luijendijk

    Ketosis is a normal metabolic process in your body. If you don't have sufficient glucose in your body, it will turn to burning fat. A process we call ketosis.
    It does not cause kidney damage in healthy people with normal balanced food intake.

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