Physiological Shock (circulatory shock)

Physiological Shock (circulatory shock)

Physiological shock is a life threatening condition that occurs when the body’s vital organs such as the heart and brain are deprived of oxygen due to a problem that affects the circulatory system.

Physiological shock can be caused by:shock treatment

  • Severe Bleeding (Internal and external)
  • Severe Diarrhoea and vomiting (D and V)
  • Poisoning
  • Spinal trauma or injury
  • Head Trauma
  • Heart attack


  • A visible associated wound670px-Raise-Blood-Pressure-Step-5
  • Pale, Blue/grey, cold clammy skin
  • A rapid weak pulse
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Nausea and thirst