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
- Heart conditions (heart attack, heart failure)
- Heavy internal or external bleeding, such as from a serious injury
- Severe allergic reaction
- Spinal injuries
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea