What is Sepsis? How to spot the early signs & seek treatment
Sepsis symptoms and early detection can mean the difference of losing or saving a life. Sepsis or losing her healthy, fit husband wasn’t something that Christina Flach ever imagined happening. When she lost her husband, Tennis champion Ken Flach, to Sepsis she wanted to share the problems they faced with the medical attention and treatment received. As well as to help prevent it happening to others by sharing the signs and symptoms of Sepsis and what the early signs of Sepsis are.
Christina is now a Sepsis advocate, doing everything she can to prevent more needless deaths and raising awareness on how to spot the early symptoms of Sepsis and seek treatment.
Listen to her powerful and passionate message and share it so we can help save lives together and prevent this happening to others.
Scroll down to listen to the full Sepsis symptoms, early detection and prevention interview.
What is Sepsis?
What are the early Sepsis symptoms?
Early detection and treatment is the key to survival. Knowing the signs and symptoms of sepsis and taking immediate action can save someones life.
Use the acronym TIME to spot symptoms of Sepsis (you may only have 1 so don’t wait to seek help if you don’t have them all).
Sepsis symptoms to look for: TIME
The acronym TIME in regards to signs and symptoms of Sepsis is:
Photo: Sepsis Alliance
Temperature (fever or hypothermia), increased heart and/or breathing rate
Infection including edema
Don’t be afraid to question the doctor if you think that the diagnosis is wrong or to seek a second opinion.
I think that you really have to be your best advocate. We need to be able to, if something doesn’t feel right, to say “You know what, I don’t like that answer, I’m going to go somewhere else.” Christina Flach
There are some graphic descriptions in the podcast so you might not want to be eating and listening.
Sepsis Alliance | Sepsis.org https://www.sepsis.org/ Education, events and how to get involved. A complete resource with everything you need to know about Sepsis symptoms and treatment.
Sepsis Awareness month
Sepsis awareness month is September and there are lots of ways to get involved such as the Sepsis awareness superhero challenge, getting your free tool kit, sharing this blog and podcast, sharing the Sepsis symptoms TIME infographic.
“September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Every 2 minutes someone dies from sepsis in the U.S. – that’s more than from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.” MCNhealthcare.com
Sepsis Symptoms & Experience|Have your say
If you have anything to add to this post, please feel free to drop your comments below, you never know who you could be helping. Also, feel free to ask questions and I’ll work on getting a professional on the subject to answer for you.
How can you help prevent Sepsis and help others spot the signs and seek help?
Please share to help prevent this happening to anyone else and to ensure you/they receive the treatment needed.
Where to find Christina Flach
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If you need something more lighthearted after that and you missed my first chat with Christina, she was sharing how to do quick and easy 5 minute makeup. If clean beauty and skincare is more your thing, catch up with last weeks podcast episode Clean Beauty Skincare Products The Essential 4! here.
I try and cover lots of subjects on Glamour and Gains because that’s life and sometimes it’s wonderful and other times we are thrown curveballs. If there’s anything you’d like to see covered on the blog or podcast drop me a message in the comments below.
Disclosure: Neither Christina or I are medical professionals. This is an op-ed piece, speaking form her experience with Sepsis symptoms and it’s fatality, and my research from Sepsis.org (linked throughout).
Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.