Causes of Shock

Your body enters shock when there is ‘a lack of oxygen being delivered to the tissues of the body, this is usually caused by a fall in blood volume or blood pressure’.

There are a number of reasons why a casualty can go into shock, such as:Picture2

  • Blood loss – internal or external bleeding.
  • Failure of the heart
  • Poor circulation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Dehydration
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burns
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