Symptoms of shock

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Classic symptoms of shock

The shock usually leads to restlessness, paleness, low blood pressure and cold sweat.

Classic shock symptoms are initially:

  • Restlessness
  • pale gray skin
  • Cold perspiration
  • shallow and fast breathing, associated shortness of breath, a drop in blood pressure with a simultaneous fast and soft pulse
  • as well as disturbances of consciousness in the later stage up to the complete loss of consciousness.

Furthermore, patients in shock no longer pass urine.

Read more on this topic at: Symptoms of low blood pressure

In addition, the signs of shock also occur with the bacterial infection gas fire. Read more about it below: Gas fire

Symptoms of anaphylactic shock

At the anaphylactic shock The following also show up due to the allergic reaction on which the shock is based:

  • itching
  • Skin wheals
  • possibly water retention in the Eyelids, of the lung, epiglottis and throat (Quincke's edema).

This and that through the allergic reaction Triggered narrowing of the airways lead to severe shortness of breath and breathing noises.

Symptoms of septic shock

In the state of septic shocks patients are more likely to show one rosy skin color and have due to the bacterial infection often high fever.

Complications from shock

For example, acute kidney failure is one of the complications that can occur from shock.
Kidneys are tissues that do not have a high tolerance for insufficient blood flow and, if there is insufficient supply, can be permanently damaged very quickly.

This acute failure can also occur in the lungs (ARDS = adult respiratory distress syndrome).

The insufficient supply of blood to the tissue and the resulting lack of oxygen can cause necrosis, i.e. dead areas, in the soft tissue, as well as muscle damage (myositis) and furs.

The most serious complication of shock is death, caused by multiple organ failure (damage to several organs).

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