Other Causes

There are many other natural disease processes that could theoretically lead to sudden collapse and death. Among them is asthma, a disease that is usually unlikely to lead to sudden death if adequately treated and supervised but that may, if untreated and unsupervised and in stressful circumstances, result in the individual being found dead in their cell. Other disease processes include the development of hemoptysis, from tuberculosis or pulmonary malignancy, or hematemesis, from peptic ulceration or esophageal varices, which can be life threatening and may, because of the bleeding, be considered to be the result of trauma rather than a natural disease process. These cases should present no problem to an experienced pathologist following a full postmortem examination.

Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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