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Signs of Blood Infection (Septicemia)

Numerous infections invade the human body, causing different diseases and illnesses. One of the most feared illnesses is Blood Infection or septicemia. It is a life-threatening condition that requires quick medical attention. The infection is usually caused by bacteria from other different infection-causing what is called blood poisoning. It is a medical emergency that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, or even fatal if not attended soon enough. It can easily affect the elderly, the young, and also individuals who suffer from long-term illnesses. To help you out in having an idea, here are the 10 Signs of Blood Infection that you need to watch out.

Increased Heart Rate

You find that individuals infected with septicemia have an increased blood rate that exceeds the normal rest rate. When the heart rate exceeds 100 beats per minute, then it is an indication that the individual may be suffering from septicemia. Increased heart rate signs may start exposing a few hours after the infection attacks your body. It means that your blood is infected with impurities such as bacteria caused by a different disease in your body. Any time you get a person complaining about such an increased heart rate and they have been relaxing without any exercises, then you need to take them to a medical doctor for a diagnosis. [1]