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Scottish Government: Recognising the symptoms of sepsis could save a life

Advertorial: Recognising the symptoms of sepsis could save a life.

Sepsis. Do you know what it is? More importantly, do you know the symptoms? Sepsis is a life threatening illness, each year it accounts for more deaths than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. In total, six Scots die from sepsis every day – that’s one every four hours. Anyone can fall ill to sepsis, regardless of age or general health condition and early diagnosis and action are vital.

Symptoms of sepsis:

  • Very high or low temperature
  • Uncontrolled shivering
  • Confusion
  • Cold or blotchy hands and feet
  • Not passing as much urine as normal

If you are suffering from a combination of the above symptoms of sepsis, and have recently had an infection or injury, you should phone NHS 24 on 111 and ask ‘is this sepsis?’

Sepsis is a medical emergency and if you or someone you care about has a rapid progression of these symptoms call 999. It could save a life. For more information on sepsis please visit www.nhsinform.scot/sepsis

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