Shock may develop as the result of
sudden illness or injury, or bleeding. When the body cannot get enough blood to
the vital organs, it goes into shock. Sometimes even a mild injury will lead to
Shock is a life-threatening condition. If a person develops signs of shock, call 911 or other emergency services and
begin home treatment immediately.
Signs of shock include:
Passing out (losing
Feeling very dizzy or lightheaded, like you may
Feeling very weak or having trouble standing
Being less alert. You may suddenly be unable to respond to
questions, or you may be confused, restless, or fearful.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 20, 2010
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