The physiologic mechanism of death by crucifixion is not obvious, like it is with other types of capital punishment such as decapitation by guillotine, for example. Physicians have disagreed on what medical factors finally lead to Jesus’ death on the cross. The mechanisms of Jesus’ death proposed by medical writers over time are reviewed in this website.
With Jesus, the effects of hemorrhagic traumatic shock, may have been complicated by a progressive inability to stop bleeding (coagulopathy). An acute trauma-induced coagulopathy is reasonably considered as a possible contributing factor in the forensic reconstruction of how Jesus died. This explanation is also consistent with the biblical descriptions of Jesus crucifixion and death.