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How To Survive A Gunshot Wound

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The fear of being shot is completely natural. In America, people kill around 100 people daily using guns. What’s worse is that bullets can often cause a lot more mess than what you are expecting. This is why oftentimes in order to survive being shot you need to understand what a bullet does.

The first thing to remember is that as soon as a bullet enters your body, your flesh will be heavily impacted because of the momentum. This means that there might be a larger cavity than you might have expected. It is also common for serious damage to occur in your organs or tissue even if the bullet does not actually hit them.

When it comes to being hit it is important to also remember that the journey of the bullet is particularly important in determining your levels of blood loss. Blood loss is the main preventable cause of death after a gunshot, therefore eliminating blood loss could at times be the key. That is if there is no other organ damage caused by the bullet.

If someone around you gets shot then the first thing to do is call 911. Getting medical professionals on site quickly can be the key to ensuring that the person survives. From there, the best thing to do is to try and stop the bleeding. This is why you should look for swelling, skin discoloration, and hemorrhaging signs to determine which body parts you should apply pressure to. Adding a tourniquet could also stop the person from losing that much blood.