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What is anaphlactic shock?

What is anaphlactic shock?

Shock: Shock occurs when the blood flow to your organs is not sufficient to keep them working properly. In anaphylactic shock, an allergic reaction to some substance (peanuts, bee venom, etc) causes a release of chemicals in the bloodstream that dilate blood vessels and cause swelling throughout the body. This drops blood pressure and can cause permanent organ damage or even death. ...Read more

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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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What are the tests for shock?

What are the tests for shock?

Clinical diagnosis: Low blood pressure, rapid thready pulse, peripheral vasoconstriction, cold clammy skin are usual manifestations of shock. In septic shock the skin may be flushed rather than cold and clammy. No lab tests are needed for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of shock?

Shock symptoms: & signs may include pale, weak, unresponsive, fast heartbeat, low blood pressure, decreased urine output, cool extremities, blue color of fingers, toes & even mouth. It is typically a life threatening condition that needs aggressive fluid resuscitation & treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition of shock?

What is the definition of shock?

Supply & demand: Shock occurs when blood flow isn't enough to meet the body's energy needs. Usually, the blood pressure and/or output of the heart is low-the tissues of the body don't get enough oxygen due to inadequate blood flow/perfusion. Sometimes, if the energy requirements of the body are high (hypermetabolic), then seemingly normal supply just isn't enough to meet the demand. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a person to go into shock?

Shock different type: If you are sick with an illness, like an infection with a bacteria that causes blood vessels to dilate and cannot contract properly, volume of your blood is not effective to bring it to your heart. So heart cannot pump enough blood to vital organ like heart itself and brain and kidneys. Blood pressure goes down one can collapse, unable to stand up. Similar problem can happen from dehydration. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of shock from seeing something disturbing like mutilation and murder?

What are the symptoms of shock from seeing something disturbing like mutilation and murder?

Response to horror: I agree with dr. Rao about feeling shock, bewilderment, and fear when seeing something disturbing like mutilation and murder. The person also often feels helpless -- not able to do anything in the situation. Also, some have dissociative symptoms: numbness, detachment, decreased emotional responsiveness; reduced awareness of surroundings; derealization; depersonalization; sometimes amnesia too. ...Read more

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What is vascular shock?

What is vascular shock?

Blood loss: Most often this is used to refer to hemorrhagic shock or shock due to blood loss. If there is a rapid loss of blood a person will go into shock (low blood pressure, decreased responsiveness). This is usually accompanied by a rapid heart rate if due to blood loss. ...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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What are symptoms of cardio genic shock?

What are symptoms of cardio genic shock?

Low blood pressure: Cardiogenic shock occurs following significant injury to the heart as with a heart attack, or after trauma, cardiac surgery using pump can result in cs. Low blood pressure, irregular cardiac rhythm, increased heart rate, low urine output, cyanosis, low oxygenation of blood, sweating are manifestations of shock. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting shocks in my head?

Why do I keep getting shocks in my head?

See your physician: These symptoms may represent sinus issues, anxiety, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your physician. You might be referred to a neurologist or ENT physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000647.htm ...Read more