The human body can be referred as the most wonderful creation of all. And besides all the wonders, it is very complex. Through all the technological advances, humans have learnt a lot about their own body but still there are a lot of mysteries that it beholds. Each time we learn something new about our body and how it works, it leaves as astounding. The advances in science has created a vast knowledge from which we can understand and learn. Out of all the endless knowledge, we gathered few medical facts that you probably did not know.
Interesting Medical Facts That You Probably Did Not Know :
It is possible for people to die in the next 24 hours after drowning even though there are no signs of trouble. The water left in the lungs can overpower the victim, making it hard to breathe and eventually killing him or her.
The victims of ‘dry drowning’ or dying after 24 hours of submersion are most often children. There are usually no signs or symptoms except that the victim might exhibit tiredness, difficulty in breathing and changes in behavior. The symptoms are hard to spot as children might not know to pinpoint the problem. There was an incident in South Carolina when Johnny Jackson, a 10-year-old, died an hour after swimming. He didn’t exhibit any symptoms and walked back home with his mother and went to sleep. When his mother went to check on him, she noticed something was wrong and rushed him to hospital, but it was too late.