Treatment for Shock By: Kylee gong

Overview

There are four major symptoms during shock but GI symptoms prove to be the highest

Shock is an illness that can hit any one of us. Shock is 1 in 5 leading deaths in the US because there are so many different types and it can hit anyone. Shock is when a patient starts to lose blood flow to vital organs due to past experiences, allergic reactions, spinal cord damage, heart damage, high or low blood pressure, and bacterial infections. Through any one of these types of shock the circulatory system begins to shut down, not able to pump blood to vital organs. This results in a lack of oxygen, organ damage, and extremely low blood pressure.

Causes

Shock can be both passed down from genes or they can be caused by a specific event that has happened in your life. People with heart disease or have had a heart attack are at a higher risk of gaining cardiogenic shock than others. People with severe allergic reactions are susceptible to anaphylactic shock. Though this can be a symptom of having an allergic reaction this is also a different type of disease by itself. People who deal with spinal cord damage are at a higher risk of getting neurogenic shock. Finally, if a virus or an infection gets into your bloodstream this will result in septic shock.

Treatment

Once any sign of shock shows immediately call urgent care. The sooner they are in professional care the better. What urgent care does is they raise blood pressure to get nutrients to the vital organs such as the lungs and heart. With septic shock antibiotics are the best solution. With anaphylactic shock most of the time an epi pen will work or other allergy medicine. To ensure safety of a loved one it is best to call urgent care if they begin to show symptoms of any one of these types of shock.

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Created with images by danielrmccarthy - "Hospital bed #1"

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