Since December 2019, every time you feel slightly under the weather, the worry over if you have COVID-19 rises. It can be hard to tell the difference between the symptoms of the coronavirus and flu; however, there are certain key differences between flu and COVID-19. The Facts Both COVID-19 and influenza (flu) are contagious respiratory infections, but they are caused by different viruses. Many symptoms of the two are the same, which can create confusion on which one you may be suffering … [Read more...] about The Difference Between COVID and the Flu
Symptoms of kidney stones are often confused with other physical ailments such as appendicitis. Consisting of the kidneys, ureters, urethra and bladder, the renal system is responsible for the elimination of waste from the body. The main function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid, through urine. Hard deposits of minerals and other substances like calcium, oxalate, uric acid and more that are formed inside the kidneys and result in painful symptoms of kidney … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Kidney Stones
The kidneys are vital organs of our bodies, which means we can't live without them if they don’t function. They remove waste, control the body’s fluid, and remove the excess waste and water through urination. This process is necessary to maintain a stable balance of body chemicals. And when its function is abnormal for any reason, it can lead to serious, life-threatening complications. 1 in 3 Americans is at a higher risk of developing kidney disease – an alarming statistic reported by the … [Read more...] about 8 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR KIDNEYS HEALTHY
Colds and Flu Types Is it the cold or flu? Sneezing, coughing, fever, body aches, stomach distress are symptoms of a number of illnesses. How do you know the difference between the common cold and the flu? Common Cold Symptoms The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It's usually harmless, although it might not feel that way. Many types of viruses can cause a common cold. If symptoms exceed comfort levels, it is time to see a doctor. (Mayo … [Read more...] about Do I Have A Cold Or The Flu?
Pneumonia is an infection of the air sacs in either one or both of your lungs that causes inflammation. Fluid or pus may fill the air sacs in your lungs and cause coughing, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms of Pneumonia If you begin to experience any of the following conditions, it is time to take a trip to an emergency medical facility. High Fever Chills & SweatsChest PainsShortness of BreathDehydrationRust-colored Phlegm Pneumonia takes the life of about … [Read more...] about Pneumonia Symptoms
A cough in and of itself is nothing to worry about. However, if your cough is accompanied by difficulty breathing an emergency room visit may be a good decision. Furthermore, if you can’t walk but a few steps without losing your breath, or if your cough is accompanied by a fever and/or chills, and weakness you should consider coming to see us. Upper respiratory issues are nothing to dismiss lightly. Be smart and if you need emergency attention our team at Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency … [Read more...] about Upper Respiratory Infection: Should I Go To The ER?