How common is hypovolemic shock?

Hypovolemic shock is a fairly common condition, since it can be caused by blood or fluid loss of any type. Among people seeking treatment for a trauma, it is the most common cause of death. Warfare, in particular, produces many cases of hypovolemic shock, because soldiers are both liable to lose a large amount of blood and fluid and are not necessarily able to get immediate treatment. The frequency of occurrence does not make the condition less potentially fatal.

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