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Can an adrenaline rush prevent anaphylaxis shock?

Can an adrenaline rush prevent anaphylaxis shock?

Good point: Adrenaline ideally stops the progression of anaphylaxis, but once you are going through an anaphylactic reaction, it is hard to draw on your inner stores of adrenaline to counter act it. Injectable Epinephrine helps. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Anaphylactic Shock (Definition)

Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. After being exposed to a substance such as bee sting venom, the person's immune system becomes sensitized to it. When the person is exposed to that allergen again, an allergic reaction may occur. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure, is severe, and ...Read more


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Can flowers cause anaphylactic shock?

Can flowers cause anaphylactic shock?

Yes; pollen allergen: It may not be the flowers, but the pollen within them, that caused the allergy. Anaphylactic shock is a severe allergic reaction where the body reacts to a harmless substance (like pollen) by over-producing histamine & starting an exaggerated immune response. In some cases, this causes an unsafe drop in blood pressure (shock). Emergency treatment with epinephrine & steroids (immunosupressant). ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis turn into septic shock ?

Can anaphylaxis turn into septic shock ?

Very different: Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction. Sepsis is due to infection. These are two very different medical conditions. ...Read more

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What occurs during anaphalactic shock?

What occurs during anaphalactic shock?

Hives, angioedema..: Immune and non-immunologic pathways leading react aggressively, leading to airway constriction with increased mucous secretion and airway edema. Vasodilation occurs with cardiac dysfunction and/or depression leading to cardiovascular collapse, hypotension, shock and increased vascular permeability. Hives and itching (urticaria), which can occur with or without the onset of shock. ...Read more

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Is there some differences between shock cardiogenic, shock hipovolemic, and shock septic?

Is there some differences between shock cardiogenic, shock hipovolemic, and shock septic?

Yes: Shock essentialy is very low BP and no urine output.And usually unconciousness this could be due to weakness of heart muscle (cardiogenic), severe dehydration and low intravascular volume (hypovolemic) or severe infection (septic). ...Read more

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Why is adrenaline contraindicated in hypotensive shock?

Why is adrenaline contraindicated in hypotensive shock?

It's not: But typically you want to volume resuscitate prior to using a pressor like Epinephrine or norepinephrine because that typically fixes the problem. ...Read more

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Can food intolerance cause anaphylactic shock ?

Can food intolerance cause anaphylactic shock ?

No But...: ....Food allergies may. A food intolerance usually means a digestive problem. Allergies are a totally different body chemistry and are potentially much more dangerous. ...Read more

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How can sudden fright or shock cause cardiac arrest?

How can  sudden fright or shock cause cardiac arrest?

Rarely if ever: There is coronary spasm as a known entity, but not so much from fright! fight, fright, flight does stimulate a significant chemical Epinephrine and norepinephrine response and superimposed on coronary atherosclerosis could cause trouble. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock  different?

See below : Basically hypo-volumic shock is caused by loss of electrolytes and water from the body. Hemmorhagic shock on the other hand suggests massive loss of blood. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

Shock: Hemorrhagic shock occurs with a loss of blood and hypovolemic shock can occur with fluid losses, from diarrhea for example, without the loss of blood. Both have low BP and are caused by a volume deficit in the vascular system. Hypovolemic shock can be treated with IV fluids to increase the bp, while hemorrhagic shock needs to have blood transfused as well to increase the BP of the patient. ...Read more

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Can heart arrhythmias trigger intense dreams?

Unlikely: I don't see how that is possible, as heart arrhythmias are usually caused by problems in the conductive cardiac system, whereas dreams are a normal brain phenomenon. ...Read more

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Can you have an anaphylaxis shock episode from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

No: They are 2 very different crises. Both are potentially lethal. I hope you never have to find out what they are like. Why are you taking mtx? ...Read more

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Can hypovolemia cause hypovolemic shock?

Can hypovolemia cause hypovolemic shock?

Hypovolemic shock: The answer to your question is "yes". In severe cases, vigorous IV hydration will be needed to restore the volume of fluid and blood in the blood vessels to increase blood pressure and resolve dehydrartion. ...Read more

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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure ?

Unlikely: Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves. They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques ...Read more

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Can toxic shock syndrome be fatal?

Can toxic shock syndrome be fatal?

Yes rarely: In the 1980's toxic shock syndrome(tss) was associated with tampons in women who had a strain of toxin- producing staph that caused blood pressure to drop(shock), & complications including kidney failure; it was fatal in patients who were severly ill. Tss occurs rarely with infection with this staph on the skin or after surgery. It is still fatal in some patients even with superb treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more