Signs and symptom of shock, in addition to low blood pressure, include
- cool, clammy skin,
- pale or ashen skin,
- a bluish tinge to lips or fingernails (cyanosis),
- rapid pulse,
- rapid breathing,
- nausea or vomiting,
- enlarged pupils,
- weakness or fatigue, and
- dizziness or fainting.
Causes of shock
Multiple conditions can cause shock, including trauma or injury with bleeding, severe infections (septic shock), spinal cord trauma, heart damage, or a severe allergic reaction (known as anaphylactic shock).
Other shock symptoms and signs
- Bluish Tinge to Lips or Fingernails (Cyanosis)
- Cool, Clammy Skin
- Dizziness or Fainting
- Enlarged Pupils
- Low Blood Pressure
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Pale or Ashen Skin
- Rapid Breathing
- Rapid Pulse
- Weakness or Fatigue
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