Univera Healthcare on sepsis and its symptoms

1:55 PM, Jul 14, 2020

More people in the U.S. die each year from sepsis than from breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS combined.

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection, even a common infection like cellulitis, pneumonia, or a UTI.

Monitor people who are recovering from an infection, or from a medical procedure or surgery. If you suspect sepsis, get medical care immediately.

Symptoms include:

  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Shortness of breath
  • High heart rate
  • Fever, shivering or feeling very cold
  • Extreme pain or discomfort

If you treat every infection seriously, you’ll decrease the chance of getting sepsis.

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