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Diseases » Shock » Summary
 

What is Shock?

What is Shock?

  • Shock: Severe condition from reduced blood circulation.
  • Shock: a profound hemodynamic and metabolic disturbance characterized by the failure of the circulatory system to maintain adequate perfusion of vital organs; causes inadequate delivery of nutrients and insufficient removal of cellular waste products to and from the tissues.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Shock: the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother's deathleft him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Shock: Introduction

Types of Shock:

Broader types of Shock:

How serious is Shock?

Complications of Shock: see complications of Shock

What causes Shock?

Causes of Shock: see causes of Shock
Cause of Shock: Sudden drop in blood pressure (hypotension) usually from an underlying cause.

What are the symptoms of Shock?

Symptoms of Shock: see symptoms of Shock

Complications of Shock: see complications of Shock

Shock: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Shock.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Shock.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Shock: Emergency Medical Physician, Intensivist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Shock.
Treatments for Shock: see treatments for Shock
Alternative treatments for Shock: see alternative treatments for Shock
Research for Shock: see research for Shock

Society issues for Shock


Hospitalization statistics for Shock: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Shock:

  • 0.003% (414) of hospital consultant episodes were for shock in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for shock required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for shock were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for shock were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for shock required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Shock:

Organs and body systems related to Shock include:

Name and Aliases of Shock

Main name of condition: Shock

Other names or spellings for Shock:

Daze, Stupor
Source - WordNet 2.1

Shock: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Shock:

 

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