hypovolemia

jefftherealmccoy

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I've been reading about different types of shock and I've come across something that puzzles me. According to my reading peritonitis and endocrine disorders can cause hypovolemic shock. Can anyone explain to me the physiology behind that claim?

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Melclin

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What are you reading?

Firstly, without seeing the exact context it might be something to do with relative vs absolute fluid loss. Have a look at that and see if that helps.

There are a bunch of endocrine disorders that increase diuresis. So that covers that base.

The peritonitis one probably depends on whats causing the peritonitis. Basically though I imagine they all involve fluid flowing into the peritoneal cavity because of either an upset in albumin balance (cirrhosis) or leaky capillaries from direct damage to the area.

I'm sure someone else will come along and answer things in better/more detail :)
 

JPINFV

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I've been reading about different types of shock and I've come across something that puzzles me. According to my reading peritonitis and endocrine disorders can cause hypovolemic shock. Can anyone explain to me the physiology behind that claim?

Thanks.
For endocrine, look up hypoaldosterone and diabetes insipidus.
 

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