How to Detect Sepsis in an Early Stage?

Q:
How to detect sepsis in an early stage?

A:
Getting an infection is bad enough. But things can get even worse when an infection leads to sepsis.

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition. But early sepsis identification allows prompt diagnosis and management. So you will have a much higher chances of survival.

As has been concluded, sepsis can throw you into the following conditions:

  • S – Shivering, fever, or very cold
  • E – Extreme pain or general discomfort
  • P – Pale or discolored skin
  • S – Sleepy, difficult to rouse, confused
  • I – “I feel like I might die”
  • S – Short of breath

Besides, some people should pay particular attention as they have a higher a risk of developing it. These include the following:

  • the very young
  • the very old
  • those with chronic illnesses
  • those with a weakened or impaired immune system

In addition, your doctor will likely suspect sepsis if you have more than one of the symptoms of sepsis, especially when

  • there are signs of an infection
  • you fall into one of the higher risk groups

Most importantly, when you suspect sepsis, seek immediate treatment from a professional doctor.

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.