It is much bigger than people realize. Sepsis is a global health crisis. In the US, about 1.7 million people get sepsis each year. About 270,000 people die each year in the US because of sepsis. It affects people of all ages and races and ethnicities.
Many surviving patients suffer from the consequences of sepsis for the rest of their lives. This is part of the “Post-Sepsis Syndrome”. When people leave a hospital and survived, that is often the end of their care. That is where a doctor like me can be of help. I understand sepsis, have a loved one who survived sepsis but had post sepsis syndrome, and now have treated a good number of people with the consequences of sepsis to regain as much function and health as possible.