Hello and welcome to the Health Hits podcast.
This time we are covering the mysterious but often deadly condition of sepsis.
Its not an infection as such, more the body’s response to serious infection and last year it led to 44,000 deaths in the UK alone.
We'll look at how the immune system normally responds to infection and what goes wrong in sepsis. As well as looking at what the early signs are so we can get help quickly, and what healthcare providers can do to try and treat it.
I'm your host Tom Fisher, I'm a medical doctor in the UK, and in these podcasts we take a journey through modern medical problems as well as exploring their roots in the past and the possible future they have in store for us.