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Not every infection leads to sepsis, but it is critical to stay aware about it. Severe infections, with general conditions of low immunity, can often trigger sepsis. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, it is possible to recover from the condition effectively. Therefore, immediate medical help must be sought for any signs of development of these symptoms, particularly after a surgery, injury, illness or infection.


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21 December 2018 Riya-Mittal Health Management Healthy Living Read times UNDERSTANDING SEPSIS Our body is blessed with its own defence mechanism called the Immune System which protects the body by releasing some chemicals into blood to fight back infections. These chemicals meant to combat infections can sometimes go in to an overdrive triggering widespread inflammation blood clots and leaky blood vessels. This condition is known as sepsis. Sepsis is a serious bloodstream infection which impairs the blood flow and that deprives organs of nutrients and oxygen causing the organ damage. The condition is seen to have 3 stages – sepsis severe sepsis and septic shock. In septic shocks blood pressure typically drops and multiple organs may fail e.g. lungs kidneys liver. Any infection can trigger sepsis. It often occurs unpredictably and can progress rapidly. Potentially life-threatening septic shock has close to 50 mortality. Pneumonia blood kidney infections burns and wounds are amongst the common causes leading to sepsis. One must carefully watch for symptoms if affected by any infection. Symptoms The development of Sepsis is swift. The most common initial symptoms are: Chillness High fever or lower than normal temperature Palpitation Obsessive Compulsive Disorders → blood infection symptoms sepsis symptoms BLOG     C A T E G O R I E S Child Health 4 Diabetes 8 Exercise and Fitness 9 Health Management 13 Healthy Diet 8 Healthy Heart 2 Healthy Living 22 Mental Health 8 Oral Health 2 Personal Health Records 3 Pregnancy 5 Respiratory health 1 Sleep Health 2 Weight Management 3 Womens Health 8 HEALNT MD HEALNT LOGIN

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Inflammation of the body High heart rate Painful bowel movements Pain or discomfort during intercourse Bleeding between periods Severe sepsis can show up as: Discoloration of skin/ rashes Confusion or incoherent thinking Nausea and vomiting Reduced urine quantity Abnormal breathing and heart functions Anyone in septic shock is likely to have all or any of these conditions together with the significant drop in blood pressure. Diagnosis Diagnosing septicaemia is difficult. Diagnosis will usually follow a wide range of tests. Physical examination to find out about low blood pressure or body temperature The doctor may also look for conditions like pneumonia meningitis and cellulitis Urine culture Wound secretions and skin sores Respiratory Secretions Cerebrospinal fluid culture Blood test cell and platelet counts to find out the blood clotting The oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood X-ray MRI CT scan or Ultrasound Treatment The treatment will depend on several factors including age overall health and condition and drug allergy. Initial treatment will usually use “broad-spectrum” antibiotics. Giving Oxygen is called for in many cases to overcome breathlessness. Sepsis can be treated effectively with antibiotics if diagnosed early. Prevention The prevention of bacterial infection is the best way to avoid sepsis. And people with a fragile immune system should take the following precautions: Stop smoking Avoid illegal drugs Switch to a healthy diet Regular exercise Personal hygiene Immunization with flu and pneumonia vaccines Risks for sepsis are the highest when: having severe wounds or burns septic shock treatment sepsis diagnosis blood infection causes sepsis treatment sepsis prevention blood infection septic shock septicaemia sepsis criteria severe sepsis bacterial infection in blood sepsis fever sepsis Signs of Sepsis what causes sepsis blood infection treatment sepsis survival rate septicaemia symptoms

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