Information in simple English

What is sepsis?

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs in response to infection.

 What are the indicators of sepsis?

  • fever
  • faster heart rate
  • blood pressure that is too low
  • higher rate of breathing
  • urine discharge that is minimal or non-existent.
  • excruciating discomfort

What is the cause of sepsis?

An immune response induces with bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection.

Is sepsis a contagious disease?

No. Sepsis is not spreadable. On the contrary, the underlying illness that causes sepsis could be communicable.

What can one avoid getting sepsis?

  • Maintain appropriate hygiene.
  • Avoid infections.
  • If you have an open wound, follow your clinical recommendations for keeping it clean, dry, and covered.
  • Understand sepsis's syndromes.

Who is at risk of developing sepsis?

  • young or old adults
  • person having
    • cancer, plasma cells cancer 
    • diabetic complications
    • a significant traumatic event
    • asthma
    • burns
    • lung disease