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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can hypovolemic shock be caused by too much insulin?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Not typically: Too much Insulin can cause hypoglycemic shock.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can hypovolemic shock be caused by an unbalanced insulin level?

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Dr. Steve Montoya
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Maybe: Low Insulin use with high blood sugar level over 1000.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes hypovolemic shock?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Massive fluid losses: This can be either from excessive diarrhea, blood loss, or sometimes from diuretic use. There may be many other causes but usually fluid losses in the range of 4-5 liters are required.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that unstable insulin levels cause hypovolemic shock?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
No: Insulin affects glucose levels, not blood pressure. Hypovolemic shock would be unrelated to Insulin levels.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that hypovolemic shock be caused by unstable insulin levels?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Insulin and shock: If you mean can hypovolemia be caused by low Insulin levels, the answer is "yes". Patients with low Insulin levels can have a large urine output that, if not corrected by giving enough insulin, can dehydrate a patient. This is what happens to those diabetics who go into ketoacidosis, type1, and those that go in a hyperosmolar state, type 2. Fluids and Insulin administration are required to treat.
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Last updated Mar 19, 2017

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