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Shock is a life-threatening medical condition whereby the body suffers from insufficient blood flow throughout the body. Shock often accompanies severe injury or illness.

Medical shock is a medical emergency and can lead to other conditions such as lack of oxygen in the body’s tissues & organ damage. It requires immediate treatment as symptoms can worsen rapidly.

Causes of Shock

  1. Heart conditions (heart attack, heart failure)
  2. Heavy internal or external bleeding, such as from a serious injury
  3. Dehydration
  4. Infection
  5. Severe allergic reaction
  6. Spinal injuries
  7. Burns
  8. Persistent vomiting or diarrhea

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