LIFE AFTER DEATH
Death is inevitable. And so far, nobody has managed to escape this natural process since the dawn of humanity. Yes, although the thought of death frightens everyone. But what happens to our body after is really fascinating to know. [LIFE AFTER DEATH]
After all, A cemetery is where all the dead bodies are kept as they begin their decomposition process.
But let’s look at it from the perspective of science. So here is the explanation of what happens to our bodies after we die. Once a person stops breathing, his heartbeat stops and his brain dies. The doctor declares the person dead, and the body immediately begins the decomposition process. [LIFE AFTER DEATH]
As soon as the person dies, the body begins the first stage of decomposition called primary flaccidity, in which the person’s muscles relax as the jaws fall open, while the eyelids lose the tension and close down. At the same time, the body starts to lose heat as its temperature lowers down to match with the area around it, in the process with a spooky name known as the death chill.
Then, within minutes after death, the blood flow stops and it begins to settle in the lowermost part of the body. And after a few hours, we begin to see the first visible sign as the skin in those areas starts to turn purplish in the stage called liver mortis or postmortem stain. After that, within 3 to 6 hours, once the relaxed body starts to contract in the process called rigor-mortis. And this stiffening spreads through the muscles and its speed depends upon the person’s age, gender and environment. [LIFE AFTER DEATH]
But this contraction lasts only till 20 to 84 hours, after which the body again goes back to relaxed mode in the stage called secondary flaccidity. After this begins the decomposition process. But what happens to the body next depends on many factors, one of which is the environment in which the body is stored.
Yes. For example, let us assume three different bodies with similar characteristics and factors are stored in different environments. In that case, the one exposed to air will decompose twice as fast as the one immersed in water and eight times as fast as one buried in mud. [LIFE AFTER DEATH]
But no matter what the outer condition is, the internal aspects tend to remain the same, as the body could no longer intake oxygen or clear the toxic gasses like carbon dioxide, which continues to build up inside the cells and is very acidic. This acid raptures cells sac, which contains enzymes that begin to eat the cell from inside out, creating fluid filled blisters on the body. And as this fluid is rich in nutrients, it attracts the microorganisms like fungi and bacteria already present in our body.
And as there is no immune system to fight these inner germs, they go on an eating spree and in the process, releases nearly 400 different types of chemicals and gasses. The smell of these gasses attracts various insects that feed and break down the tissues until only the skeleton is left, which, with time, also decomposes into the mud.
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