Diabetes, commonly called a silent killer, is related to blood sugar levels in the body. The warning signs can be so mild that you may not notice them. So, how do you know you have it and how severe it is? Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDC's (Centers for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2020, diabetes cases have … [Read more...] about Diabetes Symptoms and Emergencies
If you’ve ever witnessed someone having a seizure, you know it can be somewhat alarming. Seizures can occur without warning, causing a person to exhibit unusual, even frightening behavior. Bystanders want to help, but like most sudden health emergencies, a seizure can leave you feeling confused and helpless. A seizure is a sudden burst of uncontrolled brain activity that may produce abnormal behavior, convulsions, or even loss of consciousness. Seizures are caused by many factors, but the … [Read more...] about How Do You Respond To Someone Having A Seizure?
A collapse—your legs suddenly give way and you fall to the ground—is called by many names: fainting, passing out, losing consciousness. The medical term for fainting is syncope (SINK-a-pee). Before you actually faint, you are likely to experience one or more signs that it’s about to happen: sweating, lightheadedness, or a sense that your surroundings are going dark are some of the signs that precede loss of consciousness. Fortunately, most episodes of fainting are over quickly and are no … [Read more...] about Is It An Emergency If Someone Collapses?
The COVID-19 has made people rethink their choices on comingling with others — how often they go to the grocery store, parks, schools – any public spaces. However, one thing COVID19 shouldn’t do is seeking medical care in a healthcare emergency and making a visit to the ER. Having said that, we understand many have unsettling feelings about ER visits. Every medical emergency is stressful, still one during a pandemic can bring even more concern. Will the ER staff be available to treat me? … [Read more...] about Emergency Room Visits During COVID-19
A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency. The sooner treatment begins, the higher the chances of controlling further damage. Every moment counts. A blood vessel carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain. A stroke occurs when a clot or any rupture blocks the blood vessel. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood the oxygen it needs; therefore, the blood vessel and brain cells die. Women have a higher lifetime risk of having a stroke than men. While some stroke signs … [Read more...] about First Aid For Stroke
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. Tens of millions of adults in the United States have high blood pressure, and many do not have it under control because of rare physical symptoms. That is why it is also known as the silent killer. (CDC) In the United States, key findings by the recognized government bodies (Million Hearts) indicate that: Nearly 1 out of 2 adults have hypertension (108 million).Most adults with … [Read more...] about High Blood Pressure: When To Seek Emergency Care
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month For decades, the Brain Injury Association of America has raised consciousness in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public campaign each March. The current campaign we’re observing is “CHANGE YOUR MIND” (BIAA 2020). If we talk about the facts according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries accounted for nearly 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 … [Read more...] about Traumatic Brain Injury