The symptoms of shock include cold and sweaty skin that may be pale or gray, weak but rapid pulse, irritability, thirst, irregular breathing, dizziness, profuse sweating, fatigue, dilated pupils, lackluster eyes, anxiety, confusion, nausea, and reduced urine flow.
If untreated, shock is usually fatal.
What happens to your body when you go into shock?
Shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes. When a person is in shock, his or her organs aren’t getting enough blood or oxygen. If untreated, this can lead to permanent organ damage or even death.
Can you go into shock from pain?
Extreme pain causes neurogenic shock by overexciting the parasympathetic nervous system. This results in a significant decrease in heart rate (Bradycardia); which in turn decreases the pulse and leads to a dangerous drop in blood pressure [shock]. A drop in blood pressure must occur as it is a kind of shock.
What are the 4 stages of shock?
There are four stages of cardiogenic shock: initial, compensatory, progressive, and refractory. During the initial stage, there is diminished cardiac output without any clinical symptoms.
Can you go into shock from fear?
If a person has emotional distress or sudden fright, their body releases adrenaline into the bloodstream, but this usually reverses itself in a healthy person. This is where the confusion in the term ‘shock’ sometimes occurs. This ‘non-medical shock’ is a response to anxiety or fear.