Death is one of the issues that intrigues us all and is scary, and is that despite being a natural process, to think that one day we will cease to exist, it is as if everyone is finished with our departure.
But have you ever thought what it feels like to die or if death hurts?
To answer these and other curiosities, several scientists have been given the task of discovering what happens to us after dying. These are the conclusions:
What does it feel like to die?
James Hallenbeck, of Stanford University, notes that shortly before dying, people lose their senses and desires. First you lose the feeling of hunger, then you can not speak, then you lose sight, hearing and finally touch.
Is it painful to die?
It is not yet known whether it hurts or not, but according to Wayne University professor Margaret Campbell, when she is a very old person, she does not «suffer» when she leaves, as she gradually dies.
At 4 hours a person dies, the blood stops circulating, becomes thick and coagulates. The body loses its temperature and the muscles harden: rigor mortis.
Then, the sphincters relax and let the urine, feces and gases out of the body.
When the body’s cells die, they break down and release enzymes that create the ideal environment for fungi and bacteria. It is these tiny beings that begin to decompose the body.
When the bacteria are decomposing the body, they give off chemical derivatives like putrescina and cadaverina, that generate a horrible smell. Then, the worms come to your body and they end up decomposing.
Although it sounds horrible, death is a natural process by which every living thing will pass