My search for the extent of the human body’s capacity to withstand its limits has kept me busy the past few days. And this is only as far as I can go.
Well, yeah, I am really interested in human capacity. I have read in a magazine that there is this 64-year old Duluth woman who fell on the ice. She had her arthritis that kept her from getting up. The woman lay on the snow for hours and her temperature dipped to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. To tell it frankly, her heart stopped beating. The woman should be dead by that time but the doctors revived her; and after then, she is fine. As what Shelley Sperry said, “Medical science is always learning more about how much a body can take.” Yet as Duke University physician Claude Piantadosi notes, “At some point it’s impossible to rescue yourself.”
Heat in the human body should not exceed a certain degree. If the body’s temperature hits 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit, heatstroke cannot be reversed and will prove fatal. Same goes for cold water. As water saps body heat, human would last barely 30 minutes in a 40 degree Fahrenheit sea. A life vests would help though as it slow heat loss. Hotness of air also affect man’s anatomy. On a deep mine or a burning building, adults can take 10 minutes at 300 degree Fahrenheit. Children soon succumb in a 120 degrees inside the car. And then there is loss of air which proves fatal in high altitude. Consciousness would fade for most. For highland dwellers who have bigger lungs and more red blood cells, they have mastered living in high places, but for someone like me, I’ll probably die of loss of oxygen. One can only go as high as 15,000 feet, but much higher than that, you have to be a superhero.
Pressure in deep water without equipment, many would black out before two minutes below 60 feet. The best free diver made it to 282 feet. Well, I can’t even go as low as 6 feet. You can only sustain your body for 11 minutes with lack of oxygen. Actually, 2 minutes will make you pass out. With training, people can hold their breath nearly 11 minutes. The next minute, you’ll hold it forever. Well, actually, I have to advertise about Diazepam. It is a drug that is marketed as Valium in medical industry. It actually reduced tension and anxiety. It is commonly used for treating seizures, insomnia, muscle spasms, and alcohol withdrawal.
Okay, back to human limitations. Next one is blood loss, you can only survive after spilling 30 percent of your blood. At 40 percent, you would need an immediate transfusion. I remember I donated a bag of blood to Red Cross, I bet I donated 50 percent of my blood cause I wasn’t able to work productively that time. On starvation, a person would lose 30 percent of his body weight and death is imminent. One can only go as far as 45 days, though disease will likely kill a person before he starve himself.. to death. But water is more important in maintaining a healthy body. Our cell needs water. We should replace the quart or so that we lose everyday, or we won’t last much more than a week. Seven days without water means death. [10/30/10 > I think I should reveal this one.] Well, you know what, I congratulate you for reading this far. I truly do. I am curious if my readers are really reading my post/s until the end so I have to think of a boring subject and make it look like an advertisement. So yes, I do congratulate you for reading this far. But since I need to know if you do read my post/s until the very end, I’ll be giving you instructions. First, do not comment about the photo below. If you already commented and read this too late, it’s okay. It just means that it’s your reflex that ought you to comment first before reading the whole article. That’s okay. Now, to know if you have read the whole article, these are the directions you need to follow. Firstly, do not comment that there is an instructions on this certain article. I’ll delete that of course. Secondly, on your first sentence, you have to write any color. Tell me that you are a green-minded or you are feeling blue or your socks are red. On your second sentence, you have to state any part of a house. Yes, a window or a kitchen or a bedroom. ~It’s your choice. So your first paragraph will consist of only two sentences. On your second paragraph, state what mood you are in. No number of sentences required. Storytell what your mood is right now. Again, do not comment about the picture. That’s it, I guess. You can actually stop reading and start commenting below. You can drink Valium or Zoloft whatever your choice is. Any medications even if it is anti-inflammatory or anti-depressant. As I said above, Diazepam is used to treat symptoms of acute withdrawal, anxiety and insomnia. It is used as a premedication for inducing anxiolysis, sedation and even amnesia before certain medical procedure.
Well, according to Wikipedia, Diazepam was the second benzodiazepine to be invented by Dr. Leo Sternbach of Hoffmann-La Roche, following chlordiazepoxide (Librium) which was approved for use in 1960. Released in 1963 as an improved version of Librium, diazepam became incredibly popular, helping Roche to become a pharmaceutical industry giant. It is two and a half times more potent than its predecessor, which it quickly surpassed in terms of sales. After this initial success, other pharmaceutical companies began to introduce other benzodiazepine derivatives.
Well, why is there a picture here? I am actually experimenting: What can you say about the photo below?
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