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Shock (cont.)

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What are the causes of shock?

There are several main causes of shock:

What are the symptoms of shock?

Low blood pressure and rapid heart rate (tachycardia) are the key signs of shock.

Symptoms of all types of shock include:

  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Weakness

Depending on the type of shock the following symptoms may also be observed:

  • Eyes appear to stare
  • Anxiety or agitation
  • Seizures
  • Confusion or unresponsiveness
  • Low or no urine output
  • Bluish lips and fingernails
  • Sweating
  • Chest pain
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/5/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/shock/article.htm

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