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What are the symptoms of shock?

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October 15, 2017 1:09AM

The symptoms of shell shock is the World War One medical term

for a collection of diseases such as hysteria, emotional shock,

concussion, nervous exhaustion, etc ...., and even though many

recovered, others were left with effects for the rest of their

lives, suffering horrific nightmares and severe depression.

There are many symptoms of shock. Some of them include the


  • Hypotension
  • Sudden drop in blood pressure
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Lethargy

The symptoms of shock:

  • sweating
  • faintness
  • nausea
  • panting
  • rapid pulse rate
  • pale, cold, moist skin

The treatment of shock until medical help arrives:

Lay the person down, head low, face forward, with legs raised

about a foot high so the blood will flow from the legs to the upper

body. Loosen any tight clothing and prevent heat loss by wrapping

the person in a blanket or a coat. Do NOT use hot-water bottles or

electric blankets.

Do NOT give anything to eat or drink unless medical help is

hours away, in which case you can give the person water or a weak

solution of water and salt or baking soda.

Keep the person as comfortable as possible until medical help


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