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Doctor insights on: Hemorrhagic Shock

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Why would females be more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock than males?

Why would females be more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock than males?

Estrogen, maybe: It seems that estrogen may affect the body's response to hemorrhagic shock. Research is being done to try to find out whether or not giving estrogen to a patient in hemorrhagic shock is helpful. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Hemorrhagic shock, what is the treatment for it?

Hemorrhagic shock, what is the treatment for it?

Resuscitation: Hemorrhagic shock is a severe life threatening condition that requires stopping the hemorrhage immediately, usually with a surgery, blood transfusions, fluids, multiple monitors, all of these in an intensive care unit. ...Read more

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Why would females be more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock than males?

Estrogen, maybe: It seems that estrogen may affect the body's response to hemorrhagic shock. Research is being done to try to find out whether or not giving estrogen to a patient in hemorrhagic shock is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the most important thing in the management of severe hemorrhagic shock?

What is the most important thing in the management of severe hemorrhagic shock?

Hospital: Stop bleeding if possible. Go to nearest hospital. Physician insert large bore intravenous line and start massive transfusion protocol and do everything to stop bleeding. ...Read more

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Are hypovolemic and hemorrhagic shock the same?

Are hypovolemic and hemorrhagic shock the same?

No: Hypovolemia is mostly from loss of volume that include body fluid, not drinking enough and haemorragic shock is from loss of blood volume loss. You can say that haemorragic shock is a type of hypovolemic shock due to blood loss. Treatment of hypovolemic shock differ depending on etiology. If its due to fluid loss, fluid replacement is the treatment. ...Read more

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Is hypovolemic and hemorrhagic shock the same thing or different?

Slightly different: Hemorrhagic shock is due to loss of blood. Hypovolemic shock strictly means loss of volume it usually refers to water depletion. ...Read more

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Hemorrhagic shock, what is the treatment for it?

Resuscitation: Hemorrhagic shock is a severe life threatening condition that requires stopping the hemorrhage immediately, usually with a surgery, blood transfusions, fluids, multiple monitors, all of these in an intensive care unit. ...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