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    Dealing with Shock Conditions

    Dealing with Shock, This advice is no substitute for first aid training - find a training course near you . Shock (not to be confused with emotional shock) is a life-thre...

    Cardiogenic Shock Professional

    Cardiogenic Shock, History of previous infarction, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease and multi-vessel atheroma increases the likelihood of the development of cardiogenic ...

    Toxic Shock Syndrome Professional

    Toxic Shock Syndrome, Synonyms: TSS, streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome (STSS), 'toxic strep' Definition Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a multisystem i...

    Resuscitation in Hypovolaemic Shock Professional

    Resuscitation in Hypovolaemic Shock, Physiologically, three stages of hypovolaemic shock are recognised [ 5 ] : Compensated shock : baroreceptor reflexes result in in...

    Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction Professional

    It is believed to be caused by the release of endotoxin-like substances when large numbers of Treponema pallidum are killed by antibiotics. , jarisch herxheimer reaction shock

    Dealing with Fractures Conditions

    Keep checking the casualty for signs of shock. This does not mean emotional shock, but is a life-threatening condition, often caused by losing blood.

    Sepsis (Septicaemia) Conditions

    septicaemia septicaemic shock sepsis blood poisoning

    Tennis Elbow Conditions

    Damage to the tendon around your elbow (this is very rare). Shock wave therapy Shock wave therapy using high-energy sound waves is sometimes used to treat tennis elbow.

    Dealing with an Allergic Reaction Conditions

    Signs of shock. What you need to do If you notice these symptoms and you think someone is having an allergic reaction then you need to get emergency help to get them to hospital...

    Heel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Conditions

    Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy In extracorporeal shock-wave therapy, a machine is used to deliver high-energy sound waves through your skin to the painful area on your foot.

    Summary Causes Symptoms Treatment

    Tendinopathy and Tenosynovitis Conditions

    These include: Shock-wave therapy . This uses high-energy sound waves to treat the condition. A special device allows the shock waves to be passed through your skin to the affected are...

    Summary Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment Outlook & Prevention

    Spinal Disc Problems (including Red Flag Signs) Conditions

    This keeps the vertebrae separated and acts as a shock absorber. As we get older the spinal discs gradually become damaged and this can cause problems such as back pain.

    Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) Conditions

    Rest is the most important treatment. Shock-absorbent insoles in your training shoes, graduated running programmes and regularly replacing your training footwear may help in prevention.

    Kidney Stones Conditions

    There are various treatment options which include the following: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses high-energy shock waves which are focused on to the stones ...

    Summary Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment

    Salivary Gland Stones (Salivary Calculi) Conditions

    It may still be needed if therapeutic sialendoscopy is not an available option, or if it fails. Shock wave treatment (lithotripsy) may be an option. This uses ultrasound waves to break u...

    Diaphragms and Caps Conditions

    If you have ever had toxic shock syndrome. If you have HIV or AIDS (or are at high risk of HIV infection). This is because diaphragms and caps should be used with spermicide and this sho...

    TENS Machines Conditions

    Small electrical pulses are transmitted to the body, like little electric shocks. This can help to ease pain in some people with certain types of pain. Although there is not much robust proof...

    Anaphylaxis Conditions

    This is known as shock - and in this case is anaphylactic shock. See separate leaflet called Allergy - General Overview for more details .

    Neuropathic Pain Conditions

    Neuropathic pain is often described as burning, stabbing, shooting, aching, or like an electric shock. Neuropathic pain is less likely than nociceptive pain to be helped by traditional pai...

    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Conditions

    Whilst under anaesthetic, you are given an electric shock over the heart. This may revert the rhythm back to normal. Artificial pacemakers are used in certain types of arrhythmia where t...

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