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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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When you've lost a lot of blood and you go into hypovolemic shock, how are you treated in the hospital?

When you've lost a lot of blood and you go into hypovolemic shock, how are you treated in the hospital?

Hypovolemic shock: Hopefully you get an IV and rapid volume repletion with colloid and normal saline with transfusion of red blood cells if you've lost enough blood to be dangerously low on rbcs. When stabilized a diagnosis of the cause of the blood loss and treatment of that cause must be done. ...Read more

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How do people treat hypovolemic shock?

How do people treat hypovolemic shock?

See below: This is a medical emergency depends on cause generally intravenous fluids and medication to support blood pressure other treatments depend on specific cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean to go into hypovolemic shock?

Low blood volume: Hypovolemic shock refers to the condition where one has lost so much blood volume that without emergent medical intervention, death will be imminent due to lack of blood flow to all organs of the body. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause hypovolemic shock?

Can diabetes  cause hypovolemic shock?

Technically no: Hypovolemic shock is loss of blood volume causing organ damage. Diabetes can do something similar if blood sugar elevates. High blood sugar sets up an osmotic gradient that sucks fluid from the body tissues into the blood stream. This causes severe dehydration and can cause significant damage to the body. The damage can be similar to hypovolemic shock even though blood volume isnt lost. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible for insulin levels to cause hypovolemic shock?

Only injected: Only injected Insulin is capable of causing that. Your body's own Insulin isn't sufficient, unless you have a vanishingly rare tumor that secretes insulin. Check w/your doctor. They've probably never even seen one of those tumors as they're very, very rare. ...Read more

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Why can hypovolemic shock lead to renal failure?

Why can hypovolemic shock lead to renal failure?

Shock: Hypovelemic shock can cause renal failure from either the body conserving free water due to severe dehydration and producing a low volume of highly concentrated urine or from a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the kidneys producing intrinsic kidney injury and renal failure. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hypovolemic Shock (Definition)

Hypovolemic shock is a condition where the body has lost too much fluid or blood in a short time frame. As a result, the heart is unable to pump enough blood to maintain the function of the organs. Symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, cold, clammy ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more