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How do doctors know if someone is losing too much blood?

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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine

In brief: Vital signs

When blood loss becomes significant the heart has to pump more to deliver oxygen to the body (less blood to carry oxygen means heart has to work more to continue delivering oxygen).
This is seen with a higher pulse and changes in blood pressure.

In brief: Vital signs

When blood loss becomes significant the heart has to pump more to deliver oxygen to the body (less blood to carry oxygen means heart has to work more to continue delivering oxygen).
This is seen with a higher pulse and changes in blood pressure.
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