Shock

Shock happens when not enough blood and oxygen can get to your organs and tissues. It causes very low blood pressure and may be life-threatening. It often happens along with a serious injury.

There are several kinds of shock. Hypovolemic shock happens when you lose a lot of blood or fluids. Causes include internal or external bleeding, dehydration, burns, and severe vomiting and/or diarrhea. Septic shock is caused by infections in the bloodstream. A severe allergic reaction can cause anaphylactic shock. An insect bite or sting might cause it. Cardiogenic shock happens when the heart cannot pump blood effectively. This may happen after a heart attack. Neurogenic shock is caused by damage to the nervous system.

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  1. Shock (National Library of Medicine)  
    Shock happens when not enough blood and oxygen can get to your organs and tissues. It causes ... a serious injury. There are several kinds of shock. Hypovolemic shock happens when you lose a lot ...
  2. Electrical Injuries (National Library of Medicine)  
    When you come in direct contact with electricity, it can pass through your body and cause injuries. These electrical injuries can be external or internal. ...
  3. Anaphylaxis (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... pain or tightness Heart - weak pulse, passing out, shock Gastrointestinal tract - vomiting, diarrhea, cramps Nervous system - dizziness ...
  4. Septic shock is a serious condition that occurs when a bodywide infection leads to dangerously low blood pressure. ... Septic shock occurs most often in the very old and the very young. It may also occur in people ...
  5. Toxic shock syndrome is a serious disease that involves fever, shock , and problems with several body organs. ... Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a toxin produced by some types of staphylococcus bacteria. A similar problem, called ...
  6. Cardiogenic shock takes place when the heart has been damaged so much that it is unable to supply enough ... electrical system of the heart (heart block) Cardiogenic shock occurs when the heart is unable to pump ...
  7. Hypovolemic shock is an emergency condition in which severe blood or other fluid loss makes the heart unable to ... enough blood to the body. This type of shock can cause many organs to stop working.
  8. What Is Cardiogenic Shock? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Shock/Specifics ... Shock ... Heart Attack/Specifics ... Heart Attack ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Cardiogenic shock, ...
  9. Toxic Shock Syndrome (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Streptococcal Infections/Specifics ... Streptococcal Infections ... Nemours Foundation ... Toxic shock syndrome is a serious but uncommon bacterial infection. TSS is ...
  10. Toxic Shock Syndrome (For Teens) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Although toxic shock syndrome (TSS) can be serious, it's a very rare illness.
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