Congenital heart defect or disease is a problem that affects the structure of the heart. It is mostly present at birth. Congenital heart defects can affect the valves, walls, arteries, and veins near the hearth or in the heath. They are capable of disrupting the normal flow of blood through the hearth and can be fatal if not detected early. In patients, it can slow down or disrupt the flow of blood or completely block it. The American heart association has estimated that 9 out of every 1000 … [Read more...] about Congenital Heart Defect Symptoms
Our bodies crave good, clean air. It’s essential for our health and survival. We know that air quality fluctuates naturally as the seasons change, when there’s more pollen, or when forest fires are active. Sometimes, dangerous chemicals can enter the air we breathe. Factories or chemical plants have accidents and explosions that cause widespread toxic pollution. These events create concern and health risks to those who might be exposed. It’s important to understand some basics to remain calm … [Read more...] about What’s That Smoke In The Air?
Best Practices After Getting a Flu Vaccine Knowing what to do after getting a flu vaccine can save lives. Should you be confident that you are protected from contracting Influenza? Seasonal Influenza shots protect against the three or four Influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. There are several flu prevention options to choose from, but the most important practice is for all people 6 months and older to get an Influenza vaccine every year. If … [Read more...] about After The Flu Vaccine: Best Practices
Most people who develop bronchitis recover at home. However, there are times where this condition requires a trip to the emergency room. Bronchitis is an inflammatory condition of the bronchial tubes of your lungs that typically results from viral or bacterial infections. Should I Go To The ER? If you notice wheezing, difficulty breathing, or your body temperature dips to below 95 degrees or is higher than 104, you should consider visiting us here at Elite Care. If your resting … [Read more...] about Bronchitis Symptoms
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
Shirley Temple warned us, “If you eat too much, you’ll awake with a tummy ache. But when is abdominal pain serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room? Hi, I’m Dr.Fisher, ER Physician here locally at Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room in League City. Quite often patients arrive at the ER complaining of a pain in their stomach. Sometimes the cause of this pain is serious enough to warrant a visit to us and other times perhaps a doctor’s visit could have been avoided. When … [Read more...] about Abdominal Pain
Parents avoid the emergency room as often as possible, but if you are the parent of a child with asthma, it's important to know when the ER is the right choice. When the following symptoms are showing up the answer to the question of when should I seek emergency medical attention is NOW. If your child is wheezing constantly. They are using their inhaler repeatedly because they either have severe asthma symptoms or their wheezing quickly returns after treatment. If a long-lasting cough is … [Read more...] about Asthma: Should I Go To The ER?
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?
As a parent, sometimes it can be difficult to know when a trip to the emergency room is needed. When your child is sick, injured, or suffering in any way, our natural instinct as parents is to do everything we can for them immediately. But, when do these instances require an emergency room visit? Sore throats or minor burns, for instance, can be handled by a child’s primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Quite often the best thing to do is to pick up the phone and call your … [Read more...] about When Should You Take Your Kids To The Emergency Room?