What Is Septic Shock?

Q:
What is septic shock?

A:
Septic shock is the third stage of septic, of course a serious medical condition. It can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. In fact, it is most common in elderly people or those with other illnesses. The earlier sepsis is diagnosed and treated, the more likely you are to survive.

What are the symptoms?

  • noticeably lower amounts of urine
  • acute confusion
  • dizziness
  • severe problems breathing
  • bluish discoloration of the digits or lips (cyanosis)
  • very low blood pressure that doesn’t respond to fluid replacement

What are the causes?  –  bacterial, fungal, or viral infection

  • abdominal or digestive system infections
  • lung infections like pneumonia
  • urinary tract infection
  • reproductive system infection

Besides, septic shock can cause a variety of very dangerous and life-threatening complications that can be fatal.

When you’re diagnosed with the condition, doctors use a number of medications depending on your symptoms.

In fact, it is such a severe condition that more than 50 percent of cases will result in death. So seek immediate medical diagnosis and treatment once you notice the early signs of sepsis. Because early and proper treatment can inprove the chance of survival.

 

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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.