When sepsis happens, hospital staff will start calling family members to come in a hurry.
They’ve seen it before… and they know the odds aren’t good.
Because sepsis isn’t just an emergency. All too often it’s a DEATH SENTENCE. Especially when it strikes – as it so often does – older and sicker patients who are already struggling with another significant medical condition.
But if sepsis happens to a loved one… or if it happens to YOU… you don’t have to accept that outcome.
There’s a way to turn this devastating condition around in a hurry. A solution that can quite literally REVERSE the odds – flipping it from almost-certain death to a near-guarantee of survival.
But you have to know when to act and what to do.
And today, I’m going to let you in on BOTH of those life-saving sepsis secrets.
How to SAVE yourself or a loved one from sepsis
If sepsis were listed as its own cause of death, it would be Number Three, behind only heart disease and cancer.
Close to 25,000 Americans die every month of this complication.
Sepsis often begins with a common infection – viral, fungal, or bacterial – which triggers an overwhelming response from your immune system.
That leads to chemicals being released into the bloodstream, which is supposed to fight the infection. But it backfires. The levels are much too high, and it triggers all over inflammation instead.
That in turn leads to clots, leaky blood vessels, severe oxygen shortages inside the body, organ damage, and death.
Yet despite the risks… and despite the toll… one new study shows many people don’t know what sepsis is. Or what to look for.
So if you or a loved one are at home OR in a hospital fighting infection, watch for these critical sepsis warning signs…
- shortness of breath
- rapid breathing
- rising heart rate
- sinking blood pressure
If the infection is in a cut in your skin, there might also be an angry red mark or streak around the area itself.
“Alternative” solution goes mainstream
But I’m sure you can see the issue here. Those also look a lot like “normal” infection symptoms. In fact, sepsis symptoms are sometimes even missed by hospital staff at first.
They’re unpleasant, sure. But besides the sinking blood pressure, the symptoms can look a lot like flu or any one of dozens of other conditions. And you might be tempted to “wait and see” if it gets better.
DON’T! That’s when it’s time to act – especially since close to 80 percent of sepsis cases begin not in a hospital… but at home… during that “wait and see” period.
Don’t wait. Get help, even if you’re not sure. And never be afraid to ask straight up, “Do I have sepsis?” They might no consider the possibility until you ask.
Once in the hospital, don’t let your guard down. Sepsis can worsen there, sometimes with shocking speed. But that’s where you can take another step.
A combination of intravenous vitamin C, thiamine (a.k.a. vitamin B1), and very low doses of the steroid hydrocortisone can often beat sepsis, sometimes in a matter of hours.
This solution used to be considered “alternative.” But it’s had so much success in studies that major hospitals are now adopting the approach too.
Ask the doctors treating you or your loved one about this treatment. But ask fast. When it comes to sepsis, you don’t have much time.