What Happens to Your Body After Death? Watch the video here. All most all bodily functions that shut down after death. After death, blood stops circulating your cells begin to die. So this is the best situation for your body bacteria and fungi start to decompose your body.
If the dead body is need to be preserved, doctors pump full of chemicals to body and this is called embalming. Chemicals used in embalming repel most insects, and slow down bacterial putrefaction. By doing so, keep dead body presentable for about a week such as for the funeral function.
Nature is very efficient at breaking down human corpses. In extremely dry or cold conditions, the normal process of decomposition can be reversed. Those bodies preserved in sand, such as Egyptian mummies are example for this. Once a dead body is disposed, Ultimately the dead body will decompose to bones in a year or so.
At the moment of death, The heart stops and skin gets tight and grey in color. All the muscles relax and the bladder and bowels empty. The body’s temperature will typically drop 1.5 degrees F.
After 30 minutes skin gets purple and waxy. The lips, finger- and toe nails fade to a pale color and Blood pools at the lowest parts of the body. After 4 hours Rigor mortis starts to set in and purpling of the skin continues. After 12 hours The body is in full rigor mortis.
After 24 hours the body is now the temperature of the surrounding environment and semen dies. The head and neck are now a greenish-blue color and this continues to spread to the rest of the body. There is a strong smell of rotting meat and face of the person becomes unrecognizable.
After 3 days due to gas formation, large blisters on the skin appears. The whole body swell and bloat. After 3 weeks the skin, hair, and nails are so loose they can be easily pulled off the corpse. Skin cracks and bursts open in many places. Decomposition will continue until body is nothing but skeletal remain.