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Shock
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  • Shock is a life threatening condition.
  • It occurs when the circulatory system (heart and/or blood vessel system) fails, and it cannot supply oxygen to the important organs i.e. brain, kidneys, and heart.

Signs of shock:
  • Rapid pulse/heart beats
  • Pale, cold, clammy skin and sweating
  • Weakness and dizziness
  • Gray-blue skin (cyanosis), especially inside the lips, nail bed and earlobes
  • Rapid, and shallow breathing, which progresses to gasping for air.
  • In later stages, pulse is weak (faint) and eventually the heart stops working.


 
 
 
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