45,000 people die from Sepsis every year. Credit: PA
The family of a dad who died from Sepsis say they want to raise awareness of the ‘Silent Killer’.
On Christmas Day, Dan Hallam thought he had the flu. He died two weeks later.
His family, who live in Chesterfield, say his death could have been prevented if the symptoms were better known.
45,000 people die from Sepsis every year in the UK.
Symptoms of sepsis can include:
looks mottled, bluish or pale
Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
Feels abnormally cold to touch
Is breathing very fast
Vomiting and diarrhoea
Feeling dizzy and nauseous
A rush that does not fade when you press it
Fits or convulsions
Anyone with suffering from any of these should take should take immediate action.
More information on Sepsis can be found here: https://sepsistrust.org/what-is-sepsis/