The Different Types of Shock

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Shock occurs when oxygen and nutrients fail to meet the needs of the body. There are five different types of shock. Cardiogenic shock is caused by heart failure. Common heart failures include heart infections, valve disorders and heart attacks. Hypovolemic shock has to do with loss of fluids, such as a hemorrhage and acute vomiting and diarrhea. Anaphylactic shock is seen is allergic reactions such as getting stung by a bee. Septic shock results from too many bacterial toxins. Neurogenic shock is probably what most people relate to when they hear someone is in shock. It can be caused intense pain, an extreme emotional event like a traumatic accident, or in some cases a spinal cord injury.

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