Sunday, May 23, 2010

What does it mean when someone is septic?

A systemic infection, or the bacteria or virus is circulating throughout his body carried by blood. It means he is in critical condition right now and pray that his immune system can overcome the infection.By the way, contrary to what Emerson and sweettask said, sepsis is so much different from septic shock! Sepsis is the condition of having bacteremia or viremia, and shock is the late-stage respond of the body to the sepsis. In sepsis, your heart rate is fast, blood pressure and breathing maybe normal. But in septic shock, your heart may even stop beating, breathing is labored and blood pressure goes down, in short, spetic shock is a near-dying condition, while sepsis is just being sick. Get it?
it means that whatever their original infection was now in the blood stream
its systemic
They have an infection that puts their body into shock.
Their body is toxic. Do you know what a septic tank or septic system is? Waste products (poop and pee/dirty).
Wow, 'septic' like septic tank? the stuff that flushes out of your toilet..septic? They must be full of sh*it.
If you mean 'skeptic'? Non- believer! Not easily convinced.
It means a local infection just spread through the whole body.
Septic typically refers to Septic Shock which is a toxic infection which causes the body to go into shock. For instance, if you were swimming in dirty water and obtained a laceration to your leg, the bacteria from the water could then enter your bloodstream sending you into septic shock.This could lead to bradycardia and cause the liver to fail.
skeptic-one who doubts,questions,or disagree
with what someone says/does..
Septic shock is caused by cytokines (substances made by the immune system to fight an infection (see Biology of the Immune System: Cytokines) and by the toxins produced by some bacteria. These substances cause the blood vessels to widen (dilate), which results in a drop in blood pressure. Consequently, blood flow to vital organs鈥攑articularly the kidneys and brain鈥攊s reduced. This reduction in blood flow occurs despite the body's attempts to compensate by increasing both the heart rate and the volume of blood pumped. Eventually, the toxins and the increased work of pumping weaken the heart, resulting in a decreased output of blood and even poorer blood flow to vital organs. The walls of the blood vessels may leak, allowing fluid to escape from the bloodstream into tissues and causing swelling. Leakage and swelling can develop in the lungs, causing difficulty breathing (respiratory distress). early symptoms may include a shaking chill; a rapid rise in temperature; warm, flushed skin; a rapid, pounding pulse; excessively rapid breathing; and blood pressure that rises and falls. Urinary output decreases. Tissues with poor blood flow release excess lactic acid into the bloodstream, causing the blood to become more acidic, which results in malfunction of many different organs. In later stages, the body temperature often falls below normal.As septic shock worsens, several organs may fail. For example, the kidneys may fail, resulting in very low or no urine output and the accumulation of metabolic waste products (such as urea nitrogen) in the blood. The lungs may fail, resulting in breathing difficulties and a reduction in the level of oxygen in the blood. The heart may fail, resulting in fluid retention and swelling of tissues. Additionally, blood clots may form inside blood vessels.As soon as symptoms of septic shock are apparent, the person must be admitted to an intensive care unit for treatment. Large amounts of fluid are given intravenously to increase the blood pressure. Drugs are given to increase blood flow to the brain, heart, and other organs. Extra oxygen is given. If the lungs fail, the person may need a mechanical ventilator to help breathing.High doses of intravenous antibiotics are given as soon as blood samples have been taken for laboratory cultures. Until the laboratory identifies the infecting bacteria, two or more antibiotics are usually given together to increase the chances of killing the bacteria.
someone is septic if the infection in his body has already spread or it is very severe already due to immune response.
In plain English it means they have blood poisoning. To be more descriptive, it means that an infection has entered the blood stream.
Sepsis- A morbid condition resulting from the presence of pathogenic bacteria and their products.-septic, adj.
Sepsis is infection with pus forming bacteria.

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