What is sepsis or also known as septic shock? Septic Shock is the abnormal reaction to an infection that results in severe inflammation of the blood vessels and organs. It is also sometimes referred to as septicemia. In most cases, septic shock is caused by bacteria or fungi that invade the bloodstream through a cut or break in the digestive tract.
When bacteria invade the bloodstream, it causes a septic reaction that results in blood poisoning. The blood begins to circulate rapidly, causing severe pain, weakness, and vomiting. In some cases, people may experience difficulty breathing, as well. These symptoms are caused by oxygen deprivation due to blood poisoning. In severe cases of sepsis, the symptoms can include organ failure and death. Sepsis can result in death if it’s not treated.
How does septic shock occur? If bacteria invade the bloodstream through an open cut or break in the digestive tract, they can become lodged in the ducts that drain the stomach. They then begin to multiply rapidly.
Bacteria enter the bloodstream when they infect the intestinal walls—infection results in inflammation of the blood vessels and tissues surrounding the infection site. When inflammation occurs, the blood carries inflammatory cells to the lungs, kidneys, and other body organs, causing them to proliferate.
Blood is usually pumped quickly throughout the body through the blood vessels. Blood is pumped to all organs at a constant rate, so blood flow is very minimal during sepsis.
As a result, the usual amount of blood flowing to any given organ is diminished. When this situation occurs, a condition known as hypertension is the result.
The decrease in blood pressure measures this condition. The decreased blood pressure is caused by the reduction in the amount of oxygenated blood. This oxygenated blood is carried to different organs of the body where it is needed.
The bacteria causing sepsis can cause blood poison if not treated. This bacteria can result in organ failure or death if not treated.
Severe sepsis can result in damage to the immune system as well. Damage to the immune system results in increased vulnerability to infections. When bacteria invade the bloodstream and cause damage to the immune system, the body has a less than optimal response.
It has been reported that patients with sepsis suffer from weakened immune systems. Because of this, those suffering from sepsis have a higher risk of cancer. If they are diagnosed with cancer, they will likely receive less effective treatment.
Septic shock occurs when there is a failure of the immune system to kill the bacteria, causing sepsis. When septic shock occurs, the bacteria have access to the organs of the body. Therefore, it is essential to treat the infection as soon as possible. Otherwise, the disease will spread to the other body organs, and the patient will suffer even more damage.
Bacterial infections cannot be treated using antibiotics alone. Antibiotics may kill the bacteria, but they cannot prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the body.
Antibiotics kill the bacteria but do nothing to stop the bacteria from spreading to other parts of the body. The infection in the bloodstream will continue to apply until the bacteria have been completely eradicated.
Antibiotics can be used as a last resort to prevent bacteria spread to other parts of the body. A course of antibiotics is administered to kill off the bacteria that are causing the infection.
Unfortunately, antibiotics will only work as long as the bacteria causing the infection is present. If the bacteria are no longer present, the bacteria that cause sepsis will grow back, and once the bacteria are back, the antibiotic cannot be used anymore.