Elder Care Tips- NEVER Ignore These Symptoms
When it comes to your health, your body is the best indicator and if you know what to look for can help you address symptoms that many people ignore and contribute to a much lesser problem. The following is a list of symptoms that could be major issues, if you experience them, please seek medical care immediately.
  • Intense Headaches – these can be an indication of cardiac cephalgia, meningitis and temporal arteritis. It is very important to make an appointment with your doctor to rule out these conditions if you experience a regular or increasing frequency of intense headaches.
  • Chest Pain or tightness – If you experience intense discomfort or pressure in your chest get to the emergency room or call an ambulance ASAP. Symptoms of a heart attack that are ignored can cause extensive damage and death, the sooner you receive treatment, the better your prognosis. Chest discomfort can also be a sign of gastrointestinal reflux disease, a condition that causes the esophagus to contract and can cause issues with breathing. Seek Immediate Medical Attention.
  • Difficulty in breathing, loss of motor skills or comprehension or sensitivity to light – these can be indicators of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or Stroke. Seek immediate help.
Patients at risk for these symptoms should get medical attention as soon as possible to reduce risks of severe permanent damage. Some patients may benefit from Home Care Services. At Interim HealthCare, we can help to determine if your loved one needs help.

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