Septic shock is a condition that occurs as a result of an infection in the body. Septic shocks can cause numerous changes in the body can also be life-threatening to some people. Septic shocks usually happen to people when the chemicals that fight infections by triggering inflammatory reactions get released into the bloodstream of the person. There are three stages of sepsis that have been identified by doctors and medical experts. They are: Sepsis Severe sepsis Septic shock Sepsis is when the infection reaches the bloodstream of the person and causes direct inflammation in the body. Severe sepsis occurs when the infection is severe enough to affect the functioning of the person’s organs such as the brain, heart and the kidneys. However, septic shock is the worst of all. That is when you experience a severe drop in blood pressure which mostly leads to respiratory or cardiac failure. They can also result in the loss of other organs and consequent death. The leading causes of septic shock are abdominal or digestive system infections, lung infections like pneumonia, UTI (urinary tract infections) or reproductive system infections. If a person has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, the risk of having a septic shock increases drastically.
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