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Shock is a medical emergency
Shock is a medical emergency that must be treated immediately. Certain infections can cause severe shock.
This is known as septic shock, which may occur when bacteria enter the bloodstream and releases a toxin that causes dangerous fall in pressure.
A large loss of blood or fluids can also cause shock. This is known as shock
Another cause of shock is a large decrease in the heart's ability to pump blood (due to heart attack , arrhythmia, or pulmonary embolism ), which is known as radiogenic shock . Another type of shock is caused by extreme enlargement of the arteries
Signs and symptoms of low blood pressure or hypotension
Signs and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension
The signs and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension may occur in a matter of seconds or minutes of standing after the person was sitting or lying down. The person may feel like fainting, or may actually faint. Signs and symptoms include:
* Blurred vision
These signs and symptoms will go away if the person sit or lie down for a few minutes until the pressure setting to normal .
Signs and symptoms of neutrally mediated hypotension
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