Survival Quiz #16
(Modern Survival.org) – Which of These is a Sign of Sepsis?
- Cool Skin
- Slow Breathing
- Yellow Eyes
Answer: Cool Skin, Here’s Why…
Sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to an infection in the body, is an emergency situation in day-to-day life — and an even greater crisis in a survival situation. Essentially, sepsis causes a chain reaction throughout the entire body in response to a preexisting infection. Without proper treatment, this condition can lead to organ failure and ultimately, death.
How can you tell if you are suffering the effects of sepsis? Read on to find out.
Symptoms of Sepsis
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following conditions are signs of sepsis:
- Low blood pressure.
- High heart rate.
- Shivering/feeling cold.
- Shortness of breath.
- Extreme pain.
Sepsis.org states that good hygiene is one way to help prevent sepsis, as it prevents infections from occurring. Since sepsis can come from infections in small cuts or burns, be sure to clean these types of injuries thoroughly.
Roughly 270,000 people die annually from sepsis in the United States alone, according to the CDC. If you suspect you or someone you know may be suffering from sepsis, act fast. Seek medical care immediately.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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