Sepsis Disease More Than Cancer Leads to Death
Despite being very common in the world, sepsis disease, which is the least recognized and causes more death than cancer, AIDS or even heart attack, is still the first cause of infection-related deaths despite advances in modern medicine such as vaccines, antibiotics and intensive care.
Sepsis disease is explained as an attempt by the body to destroy its own tissues and organs due to its response to an infection. Sepsis occurs as a result of mixing of bacteria or toxic substances secreted by the blood. The bacteria that cause sepsis can enter the body and spread through various ways. If it is not diagnosed and treated early, it can spread throughout the body in a short time, causing shock to patients, multiple organ failure and death. Half to 1/3 of the patients who catch sepsis die.
This disease, which is seen as the biggest responsible for infection related deaths in the world, is not known much, but it is seen more than heart attack, cancer and AIDS. It is reported that approximately 50 people die every hour due to sepsis, which leads to the death of more than 6 million newborns and children each year.
Experts say that the use of unconscious antibiotics, which causes both the development of resistant microorganisms and the body’s inability to show adequate defenses in case of any problems, is effective in the formation of the disease, and that sepsis is a difficult to diagnose health problem and this diagnosis is usually made too late.
It is stated that the immune system or lifestyle of the person is effective in the formation of sepsis. Factors such as general hygiene, hand and toilet cleaning, nutrition are very effective in preventing sepsis.
In order to deal with the disease, which is estimated to have 20 to 30 million people annually, and to prevent sepsis-related deaths, the Global Sepsis Community has launched a movement around the world and declared September 13 as World Sepsis Day. Global Sepsis Community aims to reduce the spread of the disease by at least 20% and increase the survival rate with good hygiene practices (such as hand washing, clean birth conditions, clean mains water, nutrition, improvement and vaccination in the potable water network).