Hypovolemic Shock

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Blood Shock

In the United States alone, more than one million people present with symptoms of hemorrhagic shock each year. Hemorrhagic shock, more commonly referred to as hypovolemic shock due to the common occurrence of hypovolemia occurring due to hemorrhage is a very serious medical condition (Hypovolemic Shock). It is one of the most clinically common forms of shock and has been studied more frequently in the lab and in a clinical setting (Carnizaro & Shires 1963). This type of shock occurs when cardiac output is too low due to loss of blood due to traumatic injury to the skin such as an open wound or internal bleeding. Other causes can include plasma loss, vasodilation and excessive vomiting and diarrhea (Hypovolemic Shock). Some women …show more content…

Healthier individuals will have a higher chance of recovery as their body is able to recover better from the symptoms and injuries accompanied with shock. Depending on the amount of organ damage the recovery time can be much longer and in very severe cases the organ damage can be irreversible and life threatening. Every patient is different but the most important part of surviving hypovolemic shock is immediate treatment (Hypovolemic Shock).
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