How common is hypotension with septic shock?

Part of illness. Septic shock by definition is a life threatening illness with low blood pressure that is due to bacteria invading the bloodstream. The blood pressure drops and hypotension or low blood pressure is part of septic shock in all patients who have tat diagnosis.

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Why is low blood pressure so dangerous in regards to septic shock?

Its like a hose. Your blood needs to maintain a certain pressure to flow so to speak - if there is low water pressure you can't shower - if there is low blood pressure you can't live - in regards to sepsis that accentuates the problem - eventually - bottom line leads to death -. Read more...
Extremely dangerous. If organs are not getting enough blood, they do not work, and worse they are injured to the point of organ death. Blood pressure is a direct reflection of how much blood is flowing to these organs. Read more...

How common is septic shock due to the pnuemonia and what is the treatment?

Not common. Bacterial pneumonia with bacteremia happens 20 percent of the time. However shock with sepsis occurs more rarely and usually is associated with other comorbidities. The treatment for pneumonia with septic shock is fluids, possible pressors and antibiotics. If gas exchange is markedly impaired mech ventilation is used. Read more...

In a teen who almost died from septic shock, is ptsd common?

Could be. If teen was showing signs of hyper-alertness and hyper vigilance, avoidance of things associated with the event or blunted interest in rejoining life, increase anxiety, re-experiencing the event with flashbacks or bad dreams then it could well be ptsd or an acute stress reaction. The teen has lots of options that will be helpful, a primary care doctor is a good start and referral for therapy key. Read more...
YES. Ptsd after septic shock is more common than we think. Better to act pre-emptively and have him be seen by therapist / social worker. Read more...
I do not know. I don't know because i don't know any teenagers who have almost died from this cause, nor have i seen statistics on this specific issue. Whether the teen has symptoms of ptsd or not, what is important is if he is suffering. If he is coping well, continue to love & support him. If he is struggling provide support at whatever level is appropriate (family, friends, therapist, physician, pastor etc). Read more...

What can be done for septic shock?

Many things. There has been a lot of research on this topic and most hospitals now have a sepsis protocol. Most importantly, appropriate antibiotics need to be given in a timely manner, usually in the er, and there is IV fluid resuscitation, pressors - drips to increase the blood pressure, and respiratory and other support when needed. There are guidelines on how to monitor the patients and manage all of this. Read more...
Early treatment. Initial therapy is directed toward restoring normal circulation and perfusion of vital organs. Of course the source of infection has to be controlled as well but restoring normal circulation is primary. Read more...

How likely is someone to go into septic shock?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

When a person goes into septic shock, what exactly kills them?

Inadequate blood flo. In septic shock, the event triggers a profound change in blood distribution. Blood pressure drops.Blood is no longer able to circulate and bathe the cells in nutrients or oxygen in adequate amounts to keep them functioning.Kidneys,heart,brain all begin shutting down as their fuel supply declines. At some point, the heart will fail to maintain a proper rhythm and quit. Read more...