Do you know the signs of Sepsis?
Today, 13th September, is World Sepsis Day.
Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissue and organs. However, it is easily misdiagnosed as flu, with this potentially being life-threatening.
There is currently a global health crisis, so learning signs and symptoms is important.
The symptoms of Sepsis are:
- Slurred speech or confusion.
- Extreme shivering or muscle pain/fever.
- Passing no urine all day.
- Severe breathlessness.
- It feels like you’re going to die.
- Skin mottled or discoloured.
The video below explains the signs and symptoms of Sepsis in 3 minutes. Knowing these vital signs could save a life.
If you suspect that you, or someone else, has Sepsis it is important to act fast. Contact your local hospital or physician and ask: “Could it be sepsis?“