Sepsis is a traumatic condition, from which the body and mind may take a good deal of time to recover from. Some sepsis survivors experience
a variety of physical, psychological and emotional challenges, known as post-sepsis syndrome (PSS), which may last between 6 and 18 months, sometimes even longer. For some, the after-effects of sepsis are visible but, for many people, there are lasting after-effects that
you can’t see. It is crucial that friends, families and employers understand the symptoms of PSS. The physical symptoms of PSS are:
Lethargy/excessive tiredness
Poor mobility/muscle weakness
Breathlessness/chest pains
Swollen limbs (excessive fluid in the tissues)
Joint and muscle pains
Insomnia
Hair loss
Dry/flaking skin and nails
Taste changes
Poor appetite
Changes in vision
Changes in sensation in limbs
Repeated infections from the original site or a
new infection
Reduced kidney function
Feeling cold
Excessive sweating.
The psychological and emotional symptoms of
PSS are:
Anxiety/fear of sepsis recurring
Depression
Flashbacks
Nightmares
Insomnia (due to stress or anxiety)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Poor concentration
Short term memory loss
Mood swings.

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