Death is a natural event that every living thing will experience. Everyone wonders what happens after death. Have you ever thought about what happens to the body after death?
Here is what will happen to your body after you die…
What happens in the first 30 minutes after death?
All reflexes are lost in the first half hour after death. While the eyelids do not close, the muscles relax and the excretory system completely releases itself. Urine and semen and drooling are seen.
Body completely stiff
The body goes completely rigid within an average of 10 hours after death. If death has occurred during the struggle, it is instantaneous solidification. This is the reason why people who die in war are hardened as they are shot.
Body temperature drops 1 degree every hour
After death, the corpse cools down by 1 degree every hour. While the cooling process takes place later in obese people, it occurs faster in children and thin people.
Death spots stage
Next is the stage of livor mortis, or death spots. It begins to appear 3 hours after death, and within 4-5 hours, blood is gradually collected from large veins to small veins, capillaries, in the parts of the body close to the ground, with the effect of gravity.
The skin begins to lose water…
It is misunderstood that hair and nails grow due to the loss of water in the skin. Nail and hair growth is out of question as all actions end with the death of the body.
In order for nails to grow, new cells must be produced. The same goes for hair. The hair matrix cells under the follicle proliferate and allow the hair to grow, and this requires oxygen.
In 2-3 days your body will start to fear terribly!
Digestion of cell proteins by bacteria weakens body tissues. Proteins are constantly broken down into smaller components. Bacteria secrete gaseous and organic compounds such as the functional group putrescine and cadavenin amines.
After two or three days, your body starts to stink unbelievably. Initially, the decay gases are confined within the body cavities. Your belly turns green from this moment on. Gas begins to accumulate and tries to expel any remaining waste. These gases then pass into the circulatory system and from there to the neighboring tissues.
Your face will become unrecognizable in the coming days.
2-3 days: Abdominal skin discoloration appears. The abdomen begins to swell due to gas.
3–4 days: Color diffuses and colorless veins become visible.
5–6 days: The abdomen swells significantly and blisters appear on the skin.
2 weeks: Abdominal bloating; Internal gas pressure approaches maximum capacity.
3 weeks: Tissues soften. Organs and tissues explode. Nails fall off.
4 weeks: Soft tissues begin to liquefy and the face becomes unrecognizable.
Why does the body swell after death?
The onset of swelling begins within 1-2 days after death. After death, as the oxygen intake and energy production stop, the functions of the cells are disrupted and the cells that cannot get rid of waste materials swell. Gas occurs rapidly because bacteria work intensively in the stomach and intestines, which are the first decaying places. This gas causes the abdominal region to swell. The color starts to turn black because of the sulfur accumulating in the body. The abdomen, which swells day by day, bursts and the chest collapses. This event may be loud enough to be heard over the grave.
Where does decay begin in the human body?
And it’s time to rot. 24 hours after death, the body begins to decompose. Stopping breathing is a sign for bacteria and they get to work. The first decaying organs are the eyes, brain, stomach and intestines. The slowest decaying parts are the heart, bladder, kidney and uterus. It takes months for the uterus to rot.
When does our body become a skeleton?
Skeletonization is the last stage of these stages. At the end of this process, all the soft tissues of the corpse are removed and the bones remain. While the skeletonization process happens within weeks in the tropics, it may not happen at all in the tundra regions, or if sub-zero temperatures persist. But under normal conditions, only your skeleton remains in an average of 4 years.