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What increases my risk for shock?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Shock is caused by a variety of conditions and injuries. Being aware of what leads to shock will help you to avoid situations that may lead to shock. Having an allergy to medications, insects, or foods may increase your risk for anaphylactic shock. If you have heart trouble, you are at increased risk for cardiogenic shock. Not recognizing the early signs of shock will increase the risk of complications from shock.

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