Sepsis is a common condition that can be triggered by an infection (bacteria, viruses, or fungi). It occurs due to the immune system overreacting to an infection and results in the damage of a body’s own tissues and organs.
According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence around 123,000 cases of sepsis happen in the UK every year, resulting in around 36,900 deaths. Sepsis can begin in different parts of the body leading to many different possible symptoms. However, the first signs of sepsis often include rapid breathing and confusion. Other common symptoms include fever and chills, very low body temperature, peeing less than usual, fast heartbeat, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea.
Sepsis can be life-threatening if not treated early. potentially turning into septic shock, causing organ failure. Sepsis should be treated at a hospital as soon as possible as it tends to worsen quickly. Patients may need to stay in the hospital for several weeks. Most people make a full recovery from sepsis, but it can take some time. Patients might continue to have physical and emotional symptoms in the long-term that can last for months, or even years, after suffering from sepsis. These long-term effects are sometimes called post-sepsis syndrome and can include fatigue, and insomnia, lack of appetite, getting ill more often, changes in your mood, or anxiety or depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Care.Wallet can be remarkably helpful when it comes to diagnosing and managing conditions that require urgent treatment like sepsis. When experiencing one of the symptoms of sepsis, a patient can schedule a doctor’s appointment, either online or in-office, directly in Care.Wallet with just a few clicks. If the situation is critical, Care.Wallet can assist with booking medical transportation to an emergency room. Patients and doctors will no longer have to worry about looking for medical records, as the patient already has their full medical history which can be accessed directly from Care.Wallet, it can be shared with medical professionals in a matter of seconds. Built using blockchain technology, Care.Wallet assures secure and encrypted data storing and sharing.
Care.Wallet can be a useful solution for patients recovering from sepsis. From symptom reporting to prescription management, the App can assist sepsis patients through their whole care journey. And they don’t have to do it all alone! Friends and family can join the patients’ Care.Circle to stay updated about the recovery progress and support the patients on their way to getting well again. With medical resources available in Care.Wallet, patients and their family can educate themselves about the condition and lifestyle changes required to support recovery.
Care.Wallet is the ultimate solution that helps improve healthcare accessibility, efficiency, and outcomes and available for doctors and patients worldwide. If you enjoyed this article, do take a look at our previous article Acute Pancreatitis in Australia.