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how do you treat hypovolemic shock?

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Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
IV fluids: Hypovolemia means low blood volume, the immediate response is usually intravenous fluid such as saline. The reason for the fluid loss needs to be determined and addressed to correct the underlying problem.
Answered on Nov 30, 2012

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