July 2015 Newsletter – Septic Shock

Septic Shock

from Kidney Infection

Inspired by Wipi
Written by Rosetta Holmes, Kinesiologist

Septic Shock can affect anyone of any age!  It is a severe condition and must be addressed Balanceimmediately and taken very seriously.  Septic Shock develops from Sepsis; when blood pressure drops rapidly as a consequence of infection triggering an overwhelming immune response, initiating widespread inflammation.

The cascade of bodily processes combating the detected pathogen (virus, bacteria or fungus) prevents your red blood cells from distributing oxygen to body tissue, effectively.  As a result, blood vessels dilate or widen, blood pressure plummets, skin becomes warm, swelling occurs, oxygen deprived organs begin to fail, and breathing can become shallow and rapid, among other signs and symptoms.  If not detected quickly and action taken promptly, the severe symptoms of Septic Shock can lead to death.

Symptoms of Septic Shock include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Decreased Consciousness
  • Initially extremities can be warmer, become cool, pale and bluish
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shallow, rapid breathing
  • Decreased urination
  • Reddish patches in the skin

What can you do to strengthen the body’s immune system?

  • Include fresh herbs into your diet, daily
    • Parsley, a storehouse of nutrients rich in Vitamin C.
    • Basil, a great source of beta-carotene, potassium, Vitamin A, K and Iron. A variety of essential oil components are also known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
    • Coriander (Cilantro) contains high levels of Vitamin A and Vitamin K.
  • Include garlic as it is loaded with sulphur. Sulphur is an essential mineral that helps the body eliminate toxins and supports the health of intestines.
  • Include lemons as they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
  • Include lots and lots of fresh green leafy vegetables.
  • Include a good quality probiotic to help restore the balance of bacteria working on your side. Probiotic foods include Kombucha; a type of fermented tea however may not be useful if candida is present, Kefir; a fermented dairy product, Sauerkraut; a fermented cabbage, Miso; made from fermented rye, beans, rice or barley and spirulina and/or chlorella are great superfoods – fantastic detoxification properties.
  • Keep well hydrated to support your body as a whole organism!

Maintain regular reviews of your health with your health care provider or providers!  It is part of good management to look after your health, and I believe prevention is much more sustainable than the cure and less effort!

In the unfortunate event of Septic Shock, I strongly stress immediate action.  Here is a short You Tube link.

With a condition such as this, it must be stressed that the body has experienced severe illness and will take a lot of time to recover. This is a long term process and can take months and even years.  Each person’s requirements for restoration has variations so I would suggest you see a Kinesiologist, Naturopath, Nutritionist, herbalist or other health practitioner to get you on the track to recovery.ID-10034772

In Kinesiology, it is important to minimise reoccurring symptoms by strengthening the whole body which is a complex living organism, dancing a dance of balance every day.  Treating yourself with nourishing nutrition and good quality water is simply one area of you requiring support.

ox Rosetta

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