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What Is Post Sepsis Syndrome?

Everyone Affected By Sepsis Will Most Likely Suffer From ‘Post Sepsis Syndrome’ To Varying Degress.

Yet It’s My Opinion That Little Is Really Known About It & The Reality Of The Affects Of PSS Are Not Well Understood.

Read About Post Sepsis Syndrome & How Sepsis Survivors Deal With This Debilitating Condition!

Post Sepsis Syndrome is described by The UK Sepsis Trust as the following…

Post Sepsis Syndrome (PSS) is the term used to describe the group of long term problems that some patients who have experienced severe sepsis can suffer during their rehabilitation period.

The UK Sepsis Trust goes on to explain the symptoms of Post Sepsis Syndrome as the following…

 

It is important to remember that not everyone experiences problems after being critically ill and the length and severity of the sepsis and the fitness of the individual prior to their illness has a marked impact on how quickly they recover.

These problems can be divided into physical or psychological and emotional.

 

Physical:

 

  • Lethargy / excessive tiredness
  • Poor mobility / muscle weakness
  • Breathlessness / chest pains
  • Swollen limbs (excessive fluid in the tissues)
  • Joint pains
  • Insomnia (due to pain / breathlessness)
  • Hair loss
  • Dry / flaking skin and nails
  • Taste changes
  • Poor appetite
  • Changes in vision
  • Changes in sensation in limbs
  • Repeated infections

Psychological and emotional:

  • Anxiety / fear of sepsis recurring
  • Depression
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia (due to stress or anxiety)
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Poor concentration
  • Short term memory loss

 

You can find out more about the ‘official’ take on Post Sepsis Syndrome on the following UK Sepsis Trust ‘Recovering From Sepsis’ Page Here.

My View On Post Sepsis Syndrome

Read Some Of The Stories I’ve Written About Post Sepsis Syndrome & Learn How It Affects Your ENTIRE Body

Part of the reason why I started this blog was to raise awareness of how difficult it is to recover from Sepsis and about how Post Sepsis Syndrome really is a debilitating condition.

The following blog posts feature all my own opinions and stories of how Post Sepsis Syndrome has affected my entire body and how surviving sepsis has changed my entire life.

Post Sepsis Syndrome Symptoms

Read Some Of The Stories I’ve Written About The Symptoms Of Post Sepsis Syndrome

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