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How likely is someone to go into septic shock?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
On their age, sex, smoking status, whether or not they have diabetes, cancer, take immune suppressant drugs, their nutritional status, as well as the nature of any infecting agent, if they are wounded, if they have insurance or access to medical care.
.. The so called average person will likely never go into septic shock, but ... There is no average person.

In brief: Depends
On their age, sex, smoking status, whether or not they have diabetes, cancer, take immune suppressant drugs, their nutritional status, as well as the nature of any infecting agent, if they are wounded, if they have insurance or access to medical care.
.. The so called average person will likely never go into septic shock, but ... There is no average person.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
We are realizing that our diet before we get sick can determine how sick we get.
If we have a diet that is pro inflammatory (fatty foods) we are more likely to have an exaggerated inflammatory response to illness. Being overweight is a pro inflammatory condition, so maintaining ideal weight is important. Given the right circumstance anyone can go into septic shock with a severe enough infection.

In brief: Depends
We are realizing that our diet before we get sick can determine how sick we get.
If we have a diet that is pro inflammatory (fatty foods) we are more likely to have an exaggerated inflammatory response to illness. Being overweight is a pro inflammatory condition, so maintaining ideal weight is important. Given the right circumstance anyone can go into septic shock with a severe enough infection.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Thank
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