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Risks of sepsis you didn’t know about

Written by Shriya Sinha | Published : December 29, 2018 1:23 PM IST

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Do not take that slight cut on your knee or a bruise on your elbow lightly for they can land your health in a complicated state called sepsis. Sepsis occurs when an existing infection causes the immune system to flare up intensely. As a result, your body swells up severely blocking the blood flow to your organs. While the symptoms take 24 -48 hours to manifest, do watch out for signs of fever, shortness of breath, unbearable pain, and a racy heart. Although bacterial infections are said to be the major cause of the disease, there are other culprits to watch out for. Here are the top 5 risk factors to cause the disease.

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Pregnanant Women

Pregnancy: Immunity is very low during pregnancy therefore increases the risk of sepsis for women. C-section, nonsterile abortion, prolonged labor, infection past a vaginal delivery, etc. can lead to sepsis. Diabetic women have an increased risk of suffering from sepsis  Also Read - How To Use Coconut Oil For Dandruff?

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Immunity Levels

A chronic condition: Fighting off multiple and long-lasting health problems deceases the efficiency of your immunity system. As a result, the risk of falling prey to the disease increases many folds. This is exactly the reason why HIV virus and cancer patients are at a high risk of getting sepsis.  Also Read - Mental Wellbeing: The Cognitive Benefits Of Dancing For Memory Enhancement

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Antibiotic Resistance .

Antibiotic resistance: Antibiotics fail to shield the body against bacteria in an antibiotic resistance condition. Such a failure allows the infection to cause sepsis.