Shock (Medical) - Signs and Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of shock?

Low blood pressure and rapid heart rate (tachycardia) are the key signs of shock.

Symptoms of all types of shock include:

  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Weakness

Depending on the type of shock the following symptoms may also be observed:

  • Eyes appear to stare
  • Anxiety or agitation
  • Seizures
  • Confusion or unresponsiveness
  • Low or no urine output
  • Bluish lips and fingernails
  • Sweating
  • Chest pain
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Comment from: kenny, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 11

I was shocked at work with welding machine on 500 volts and 325 amps and was pulled stiff like and steel rod and lost consciousness for a while. The after affects was post-traumatic stress and later had to undergo a fusion on L3-L4-L5 and S1-S2. My blood pressure rose from 150-105 and now it is 183-122. I am taking Carloc 20 mg Prexuim 10mg Cardiosel and have spina bifida (SB) disease of the spine and need treatment to the sacrum.

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