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What causes hypovolemic shock?

What causes hypovolemic shock?

Massive fluid losses: This can be either from excessive diarrhea, blood loss, or sometimes from diuretic use. There may be many other causes but usually fluid losses in the range of 4-5 liters are required. ...Read more

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Hypovolemic Shock (Definition)

Hypovolemic shock as the name implies is a shock state due to low circulating intravascular volume. This could be hemorrhagic, due to blood loss or non-hemorrhagic due to profound dehydration from fluid loss such as vomiting, or diarrhea, burns or poor oral intake. Treatment starts with large volume intravenous fluid replacement and correction ...Read more


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How do you treat hypovolemic shock?

How do you treat hypovolemic shock?

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. ...Read more

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How do you treat hypovolemic shock?

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How do you treat hypovolemic shock?

Hypovolemic shock: Replacing the deficits, such as blood or fluids. ...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 are the tests for hypovolemic shock?

What are the tests for hypovolemic shock?

Low bp: Hypovoemic shock is due to loss of circulating blood volume- may occur in severe dehydration, acute blood loss, severe sepsis. Symptoms/ signs are dizziness, fainting, low blood pressure. Treatment- fluids, blood or antibiotics etc depending on the cause. Tests depend on the cause, blood work, monitor bp, swang ganz catheterization in some case. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypovolemic shock?

What are the symptoms of hypovolemic shock?

Low bp: Hypovoemic shock is due to loss of circulating blood volume- may occur in severe dehydration, acute blood loss, severe sepsis. Symptoms/ signs are dizziness, fainting, low blood pressure. Treatment- fluids, blood or antibiotics etc depending on the 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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Could you explain the causes of hypovolemic shock?

See below: Any condition in which there is loss of body fluids in excessive amounts
eg bleeding from the GI tract like stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, accidental injuries with blood loss, excessive loose stools and vomiting can result in hypovolemic shock. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat someone with hypovolemic shock?

Fluids: Lots of IV (intravenous) fluids in the hospital and may need medicines to raise blood pressure and help heart pump. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypovolemic shock?

Hypovolemic shock: Hypovolemic shock as the name implies is a shock state due to low circulating intravascular volume. This could be hemorrhagic, due to blood loss or non-hemorrhagic due to profound dehydration from fluid loss such as vomiting, or diarrhea, burns or poor oral intake. Treatment starts with large volume intravenous fluid replacement and correction of the underlying problem ...Read more

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What are the compensated, decompensated, and irreversible stages of hypovolemic shock?

What are the compensated, decompensated, and irreversible stages of hypovolemic shock?

Good, bad and ugly..: Compensated means even though the blood volume is low the body is maintaining blood pressure and organ perfusion by increasing heart rate and constricting blood vessels. Decompensated means these adaptive mechanisms are no longer enough to maintain adequate perfusion of the organs. When this persists it ultimately causes irreversible multiple organ damage resulting in irreversible shock & death. ...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 isn't 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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Can you tell me how doctors treat hypovolemic shock?

Volume: Depends on cause. If from dehydration, we give IV fluids. If from blood loss, we try to control the bleeding first before trying to improve the blood pressure. Just increasing the blood pressure can make the bleeding worse. We monitor with central IV lines, urine output and blood pressure catheter in the artery in the wrist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemorrhagic and hypovolemic shock?

Bleeding/many causes: Hemorrhagic shock is from bleeding, usually due to a wound from trauma, which can have excessive fluid loss. Hypovolemic shock can have many causes, like not drinking, or dehydration from diarrhea, and also hemorrhage. This is usually less severe, but some examples of diarrhea can be excessive. Both can be seen on the same spectrum of shock or fluid loss with hemorrhagic more severe/urgent. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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What is the difference between hemorrhagic shock & hypovolemic shock?

What is the difference between hemorrhagic shock & hypovolemic shock?

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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Can you please tell me how hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock differ?

Shock: Hypovolemic shock is caused by inadequate volume in the vascular system. Hemorrhagic shock is hypovolemicshock caused by bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hypovolemic shock be caused by unstable insulin levels?

Is it possible that hypovolemic shock be caused by unstable insulin levels?

Insulin and shock: If you mean can hypovolemia be caused by low Insulin levels, the answer is "yes". Patients with low Insulin levels can have a large urine output that, if not corrected by giving enough insulin, can dehydrate a patient. This is what happens to those diabetics who go into ketoacidosis, type1, and those that go in a hyperosmolar state, type 2. Fluids and Insulin administration are required to treat. ...Read more

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How long would the hospital keep someone recovering from hypovolemic shock?

How long would the hospital keep someone recovering from hypovolemic shock?

Shock: Depends on the cause and correction or persistence of underlying condition as well as patient factors such as organ reserve ...Read more

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Could someone go into hypovolemic shock from a severe case of gastroenteritis?

Yes: Severe gastroenteritis can cause sudden loss of fluid and electrolytes.I had seen it with cholera but other infection can cause severe diarrhea. Yes, it can cause hypovolemic shock. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the stimulus, receptors, and afferent pathways of hypovolemic shock?

Hypovolemic shock: Your question is too open ended and very broad to answer here. Please refer to the following article from medscape or wikipedia:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/760145-overview

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http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hypovolemia. ...Read more

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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and 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