Know the signs and symptoms of sepsis
Nearly 270,000 people die of sepsis every year-a common complication that occurs when the infection spreads to other parts of the body.
Most deaths can be prevented through early diagnosis and treatment, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sepsis basically occurs when the body’s immune system reacts toxic to an infection. In the United States, more than 1.5 million people suffer from sepsis each year. It is most common in the elderly and people with weakened immune systems and chronic diseases.
CDC says it’s important to prevent infection from the beginning Maintain good hygiene and keep abreast of the immunization situation. The same is true for identifying when the infection has worsened so that you can get treatment quickly.
Although any type of infection can cause sepsis, Mayo Clinic It is said to be more common in infections of the lungs, urinary system, digestive system, blood, wounds and catheters.
Symptoms of sepsis include confusion or disorientation, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, fever, extreme pain, and clammy skin.
Sepsis Alliance Use the acronym TIME to help people remember symptoms.
Ton —— Above or below normal temperature
I —— infection
Meter —— Mental decline (The person feels confused and sleepy)
B —— Seriously ill (The person feels severe pain or discomfort and has difficulty breathing)
If not treated properly, severe sepsis may develop. This is when the organs begin to become dysfunctional, including the lungs, kidneys, and liver. Some patients also have brain complications.
Most patients with sepsis need to be hospitalized in the intensive care unit. In the most extreme cases, patients experience septic shock and their blood pressure drops to dangerously low levels, leading to organ failure and even death.
There is still no cure for sepsis. However, research to understand the reasons is still ongoing.A recent study by researchers New York University Grossman School of Medicine Found a piece of puzzle. They found that a connective tissue protein that supports the organ framework, when broken down by injury or disease, may cause the hyperreactive inflammatory response in sepsis.