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Doctor insights on: What Happens When You Go Into Shock

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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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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 is it like going into shock and what's it from? Like what happens and how does it come to you?

One faints /collapse: First organs that is not vital like gastrointestinal system and muscle mass your vital organs do not receive blood that carries oxygen, but when brain cells cannot function, one looses conscious ness. Other vital organs, lungs and kidneys also can loose function. An infection can affect the blood vessels, dehydration, metabolic disorder like diabetes, heart disease and brain disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could prevent going into shock?

Don't get sick: Shock can occur in several forms, depending on the underlying problem. It is severe in all forms and patients have little control over it. Severe infection can cause septic shock-get seen if you have high fever and feel very ill or have an obvious infection. Hypovolemic shock is often caused by blood loss. If bleeding from a single site, put finger pressure on it to control the bleeding. ...Read more

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I had a shock of pain go up my spine, what could that mean?

??: If it comes and goes and is only very occasional best to ignore it everybody gets "zings" once in awhile if it comes and stays then need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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When i go to bed as soon as i relax my body jumps and i feel as if I am getting a eletric shock threw my body what s can it be?

Hyping jerk: This hypnos jerk occurs in about 60% of people but many time we don't remember it happening. It occurs when the body and mind are relaxing and is a natural reaction when falling asleep. Can be worse when under stress, with caffeine , or being sleep deprived. ...Read more