Essay On Hypovolemic Shock

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Hypovolemic shock is the body’s response to a significant loss of fluids that disrupts the volume of blood within the body the body, causing disturbance in normally functioning systems. The most common cause of such response is from rapid loss of fluids, such as with hemorrhage, a sudden acute blood loss that can be externally or internally found throughout the human body (Tortura 781). Hypovolemic shock will then come secondary to hemorrhagic shock, the body’s initial response rapid blood loss as a way of trying to slow down or stop bleeding. When blood loss cannot be controlled with hemorrhagic shock, hypovolemic shock is then initiated (Kolecki, “Background”). However, significant fluid loss can also cause in relation to hypovolemic shock can occur in other ways, such as with excessive sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, or from a lack of fluid intake (Tortura 781). Other types of fluid loss are caused by conditions or disorders of body systems, or from other forms of damage to the skin and muscle tissue, such…show more content…
Blood is first passed into the arteries that go through a complex network of tubes that travel throughout the body and then branch into smaller tubes, until eventually becoming the arterioles. The arterioles connect with the “closed-meshed network” of the microscopic capillaries (Gray 455). This is where the capillary exchange of gasses occurs, and now the de-oxygenated blood is transferred back into the bloodstream. Vessels containing de-oxygenated blood are first the post-capillary which branch out and grow in size to become the muscular venules. From here blood is collected into the large vessels called veins, that will then return blood first to the lungs to release carbon dioxide and then to the heart. When at the heart the blood will pumped back through the arteries and the circulatory cycle will repeat. (Tortura
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