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Why Sepsis Occurs?
A bacterial infection, from something as minor as an infected tooth, to something more major such as a kidney or urinary tract infection, can turn into a much worse condition if left untreated. Sepsis occurs when an infection causes a systemic inflammatory response. While the infection itself is a problem, the real danger lies in the way our bodies respond to infection. Inflammation is a helpful response when it is located in one affected area, but when our body reponds with a systemic inflammatory response, our blood vessels may dilate significantly causing our blood pressure to drop. Dropping blood pressure may also help increase the likelihood of developing a blood clot, which can deprive tissue of blood flow causing it to become more acidic. The major risks during sepsis are fatally low blood pressure and multi-organ failure caused by our immune response to the infection.
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