Beijing time on August 10, according tomedia reports, longevity is the desire of the elderly group to achieve, it is possible that they will achieve, assuming that someone can survive 900 years, recall the 100 years old their desire for a long life, may feel a little bored and empty. But this is only a hypothesis, some people die from certain diseases, some people die in accidents, and a large number of people are what we usually call “old death”. By contrast, the last form of death is more acceptable, but what exactly is the old death? What does this really mean?
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.
In fact, no one “old death”, there will always be other pre-existing diseases or new diseases lead to death.
In our society today, it is common to mention someone’s “old death”, but in fact no one really “old death”, they will eventually die because of other already diseases or new illnesses, “old death” is not written on the death certificate cause of death, usually most likely due to cardiac arrest, which is related to potential physical problems, such as: infection, heart attack or cancer, blood clots may enter the lungs, prevent the brain from oxygenforating the body’s organs, causing the heart to stop beating. When a person dies, whether it is young or middle-aged, some disease or disease process has caused his body to stop working.
Diseases of the elderly may occur in different ways, and as we age, our bodies show normal signs of aging and become less immune to the disease and less resilient. In addition, many young people have died in recent years from diseases such as heart attacks, pulmonary thrombosis, etc. , but older people may respond differently to these diseases. For example, elderly patients infected with pneumonia may not show normal signs of disease, their symptoms of pneumonia may be a high glycemic index, and if they have dementia, they may only show mental health problems – high levels of confusion and inability to engage in some normal behavioral activities. This kind of thing happens when we get older, and we may not blame it on the underlying disease process.
People always say “want to die in their sleep”, but this is not a specific phenomenon: some people die in their sleep may only be an undetected form of cancer or infection during sleep, rather than during waking. It is important to note that sometimes when people have a serious illness, such as advanced congestive heart failure or advanced cancer, they may choose “natural death”, they will give up any treatment, relax their bodies, at this time there is a sense of relief, reduce symptoms of temporary comfort, rather than go to the hospital for active treatment.
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, usa, who specializes in tranquillity.
It is worth emphasizing that I have done a great deal of peaceful care in Uganda and India, where I have an objective understanding of “natural death”, which in fact causes more suffering to patients. After all, most countries in the world don’t have opioids, and in one sense, the most “natural” way to die is terrible pain.
People often say, “I want to die peacefully at night…” Everyone ends up with the same result: the heart stops beating, but this is the end result, and when a relative fills out a death certificate, the cause of death must be filled in, such as cardiac arrest, blood clots entering the lungs, diagnosis of cancer, etc. I often ask students to think: What is the cause of death? What factors cause physical infectionand and lesions before then?
I’m a tranquilhealian, and my job is to care for the sick and the sick, many of whom are dying, and the first thing I want to do is sit down with the patients and talk about the process of death and get them to see it right. The word “natural death” means to me a mild process of death, and people don’t realize what death is, what exactly happens in this process, and there’s no need to fear death at all.
But the reality is that “natural death” is rare in the process of death, and today a person who is in good health and without any illness has a very low probability of dying from a heart attack after a night of deep sleep. It is worth noting that, although it is often said that we wish to die in their sleep, we rarely know whether the deceased died in their sleep, unless we have thoroughly observed him, and they are likely to die at night suffering and awake.
“Natural death” in the United States is usually like this: we find someone with someone who has a problem and then try to treat them – reduce their pain and extend their life, but our attempts fail, and then we start thinking about how to turn our attention to improving their lives as much as possible until life is alive.
Professor of Medicine and Head of The Peace Care Department at Duke University School of Medicine in the United States, author of “Shock: Adventure to Resurrection of the Dead.”
“Aging puts you at risk from a variety of diseases, including cancer and dementia, and any disease can end your life!” But these diseases cannot be blamed on people getting older. “
Do you want to die? Well…… But you won’t. It’s a very unique idea, and there’s a lot of traditional ideas about “old death”, and that’s what a lot of people want to do and what my patients are trying to do. They want skiers to escape one life-threatening disease after another, moving back between heart failure, prostate cancer, pneumonia and the current new crown outbreak, all of which hope to “die” peacefully.
But there’s no “old death” phenomenon, which doesn’t mean that as you get older, your heart beats slowly until one night it stops beating. As people get older, they are at risk of cancer, dementia and other diseases, any of which may end your life, but these diseases cannot be attributed to people getting older.
For example: My grandmother died at 103, and we hope to inherit her longevity gene. As her grandmother grew older, her body grew weaker, keeping her thinking clear and in a better state of mind, and she read almost every day a book, including my novel.
But she was not “old-fashioned”, her age and physical weakness increased the risk of hip fractures, followed by a high-risk operation, which went well but resulted in a stroke. Grandmother died at the age of 103, in good spirits and in good health in her final years, but not from “old death” but from a series of unfortunate events, which accelerated the worsening trend of these events.
This raises an interesting question: How do you want to die? If you carefully control your cholesterol, you will not die of heart disease, eat more kale, so that you will not die of colon cancer, avoid smoking, will not suffer from emphysema, then how will you die? Are there any risk factors for death?
My mentor, Dr. Joanne Lynn, first asked this question 20 years ago, but so far I can’t find a reasonable answer.
If you succeed in avoiding the various disease threats that the world has left us with, will you “live forever”? My grandmother’s story is the answer to this question, her healthy and happy lifestyle, almost everything about health is right, and she’s still incredibly sober and calm in her late teens, but these lifestyles can only allow her to go further and end up falling, stroke, heart disease or pneumonia as she ages.
I have said: there is no “old death” phenomenon, but some people will die in old age, this is a difference to remember, many people who live to old age can maintain mental acumen, most of the body function normally, until the last moment of life, many people may die in the middle of the night, but the vast majority are awake, their death will not be unconscious, it is likely to suffer from powerless struggle pain and torture. Of course, if you’re in your 20s, there’s probably no sign of death and no time to prepare for death, which may not be the way you want to. But if you’re over half a century old and face one or two life warnings, then dying safely at night can be a good option.
This may be the difference between the elderly and the average person, many of the 90-something seungross dying, they have done the right thing in their lives, they have been told after life, perhaps they have been facing the arrival of death for many years. Therefore, from my experience as a tranquilhealian, it is usually the elderly who rarely struggle at the end of their lives, and rarely try to take radical surgery at the last minute or extend the course of chemotherapy, if “old death” has any meaning, it is to look down on death, say goodbye to the past of life, and live the last days of life plain and full.
Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Tranquility At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA.
“Death is a natural process, usually calm, and causes death according to time and cause, and people may experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, pain or insanity.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control advises doctors not to use words like “old death” or “natural death” because they have limited value to medical theory. These words are widely used in cascades of uncertain events leading to death and cannot be included in a death certificate. However, these terms are popular because they convey that death is not an accident or a traumatic event and helps to avoid sensitive issues related to the cause of death. That’s because we all strive to be “young and healthy”, and we all want to avoid a debilitating, long-term serious illness, and, like birth, death is a “wake-up call” associated with strong emotions, often a topic that people choose to avoid.
Interestingly, most people are not afraid of death, but afraid of the whole process of death. People who die naturally without artificial life support equipment (breathing machines, etc.) often have a similar process of death, determining how quickly the body stops functioning normally, and can last from weeks to months, days to weeks, hours to days, or minutes to hours. Deaths span a period of several weeks to several months, usually with a steady decline in physical function, usually spending more time sitting or lying down, relying more on others to meet their personal care needs, people who die for days to weeks become more difficult to concentrate, less aware of their surroundings, and less demand for food and water. People who die within hours to a few days are often unaware of their surroundings, have difficulty eating, have difficulty breathing, and look very weak, just as they have just completed a sprint, and those who die within a few minutes to a few hours lose consciousness and have breathing disorders.
In short, death is a natural process, usually calm, and causes death according to time and cause, and people may experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, pain or insanity. (Leaf Town)