What is shock?
Detailed explanation of shock and various types of shock

This is a detailed explanation of the following aspects of shock in a patient

1. What is shock ?
2. What is the pathophysiology of shock
3. Different types of shock
4. Clinical features of shock
5. Diagnosis of shock
6. Treatment of shock

Shock is not only a common condition seen in emergency medicine but can be a dilemma for a lot of doctors in terms of diagnosis and management. As a medical student or a doctor it is imperative to know when and how do we diagnose shock.

Complete in depth understanding of the shock types is very important to adequately manage shock. Haemodynamic, cardiogenic, septic, anaphylactic and obstructive shock need to be managed in different ways and hence we need to have a good understanding of each type of shock and management.

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