Shock in Adults and Older Children
Shock is a life-threatening condition. Immediate medical care can make the difference between life and death.
Signs of shock (most of which will be present) include:
Also, a person in shock usually has an abnormal increase in heart rate and an abnormal decrease in blood pressure.
Shock may occur in response to a sudden illness or injury. When the body loses too much blood or fluids, the circulatory system cannot get enough blood to the vital organs, and shock results.
Shock is a life-threatening condition. Immediate medical care is required any time shock is suspected.
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