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Can a coma be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A coma can be triggered by illness or injury. Preventing a coma resulting from illness could involve taking care of yourself to avoid complications like a diabetic coma. Preventing coma from injury could involve taking precautions when engaging in behavior that would put you at risk. One of the leading causes of coma is traffic accidents, so be certain to follow traffic and safety laws. Research at medical institutions focuses on prevention and treatment options.

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