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.
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.

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Narcotic pneumonia 6yrs ago. Multi organ failure septic shock. Bronchoscopy done everything normal. Cough up mucus still and get breathless.?

Mgt. The severity of your pneumonia was significant and can lead to changes of airway structure. One possible diagnosis is bronchiectasis. I would suggest a sputum culture and TB skin test, in addition to a HRCT of your chest to evaluate. A virtual appointment is also available for further details and to review uploaded results. Read more...

What is septic shock?

Cytokines. Untreated bacterial infection can spread to the circulatory system and produce by products called cytokines which can result in circulatory collapse very low blood pressure and multiorgan dysfunction. Read more...
Bad infection. Septic shock is a syndrome of low blood pressure, leaking blood vessels, and abnormal organ function due to infection. Early diagnosis and treatment including intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and other medications are essential to survival and decreasing complications of critical illness. Read more...

Could you survive septic shock?

Yes. Many do recover from septic shock when the infection is treated adequately and its bad effect resolves. Unfortunately too many succumb to the infections and its deleterious effects on the body called septic shock. Read more...

What are the tests for septic shock?

Septic shock. Septic shock is a clinical diagnosis. Recovery of an infectious organism, typically bacterial although other organisms are possible, helps to confirm the diagnosis although this takes time- sometimes days or longer. There are a number of tests that clinicians use to help initially make a diagnosis and to guide therapy, although the history and physical examination are of great importance. Read more...

How can pneumoniagive someone septic shock?

Spread of infection. The bacteria that causes pneumonia spreads to the blood stream, it releases toxins that interfere with circulation, blood clotting and many organ functions. Treatment is antibiotics and support as required (ventilator, dialysis etc.) until the patient recovers. 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...