What is sepsis?
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to an infection causes it to attack its own tissues and organs. In sepsis, patient's immune system goes into overdrive setting off a series of reactions including widespread inflammation. Sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognised early and treated quickly. According to the UK Sepsis Trust, someone dies from sepsis every 3-5 seconds.
What are the symptoms of SEPSIS?
- S LURRED SPEECH
- E XTREME SHIVERING OR MUSCLE PAIN
- P ASSING NO URINE (IN A DAY)
- S EVERE BREATHLESSNESS
- “I FEEL LIKE I MIGHT DIE”
- S KIN MOTTLED OR DISCOLOURED