News just in from our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches about What You Should Know About Respiratory Distress

Respiratory distress can quite literally take your breath away. It is a condition that can occur regardless of if you have a history of lung disease. More recently it has gained a lot of attention as it is one of the most severe outcomes of COVID-19.

What Causes Respiratory Distress?

Essentially, respiratory distress is caused by fluid leaking from the lungs’ small blood vessels into the tiny air sacs responsible for oxygenating our blood. Viruses, injuries, or inhalants can all cause these blood vessels to break, which will result in respiratory distress.

In addition to COVID-19, other ailments that cause respiratory distress include sepsis (the most common cause), pneumonia, inhalation of pollutants, head or chest injuries, or burns.

People who are experiencing respiratory distress can go to their nearest urgent care. However, depending on the severity of their symptoms, they may need hospitalization.

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https://urgentcareofthepalmbeaches.com/2021/01/31/what-you-should-know-about-respiratory-distress/

 

Latest update from our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches about How Your Family Can Stay Safe For the Holidays

COVID-19 has posed unique challenges for families who want to come together for the holidays. Many wish to follow distancing guidelines to stay healthy and safe.

Travel advisories are currently in place, as well as quarantine guidelines if families do choose to travel. Some people are choosing not to see family or friends outside of their immediate home this season.

How can you still celebrate with friends and family if you cannot travel or visit with those outside of the home? We offer a few suggestions that may keep you healthy and provide a joyous holiday season.

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https://urgentcareofthepalmbeaches.com/2020/12/28/how-your-family-can-stay-safe-for-the-holidays/

 

Check out our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches new page about COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a new strain of coronavirus that originated in China. Only ten months after this new respiratory disease was identified, it has already infected 37 million people in the world; 7.6 million (21%) of them are Americans. Infected individuals may suffer mild, moderate, or severe respiratory symptoms, depending on their overall health status. The symptoms may appear within 2-14 days after the individual was exposed to the virus. Older people with underlying medical conditions are more at risk of developing complications. However, studies show that asymptomatic carriers are responsible for 80% of COVID-19 transmission. This means that seemingly healthy but infected people, who show no signs or symptoms of the disease, spread it to their close contacts like family members. This highlights the importance of testing. But there are many types of test. This page aims to give you more information about them, paying particular attention to the rapid COVID-19 antigen test.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a new strain of coronavirus that originated in China. Only ten months after this new respiratory disease was identified, it has already infected 37 million people in the world; 7.6 million (21%) of them are Americans.

Infected individuals may suffer mild, moderate, or severe respiratory symptoms, depending on their overall health status. The symptoms may appear within 2-14 days after the individual was exposed to the virus. Older people with underlying medical conditions are more at risk of developing complications.

However, studies show that asymptomatic carriers are responsible for 80% of COVID-19 transmission. This means that seemingly healthy but infected people, who show no signs or symptoms of the disease, spread it to their close contacts like family members. This highlights the importance of testing. But there are many types of test. This page aims to give you more information about them, paying particular attention to the rapid COVID-19 antigen test.

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Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test

 

News just in from our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches about Why Wearing Face Masks Can Save Lives

Even before COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, patients with contagious respiratory diseases are already advised to wear a face mask to avoid transmitting the disease to other people.

Patients who are immunocompromised, or those with a weak immune system, also have to wear a face mask to avoid catching a respiratory disease from other people.

But with the new coronavirus, why do health authorities ask everyone to wear face masks regardless of their health status?

And how can wearing face masks save lives?

https://urgentcareofthepalmbeaches.com/2020/10/23/why-wearing-face-masks-can-save-lives/

 

News just in from our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches about Hypertensive Emergency? Here is what you need to know

Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is a common chronic condition, often treated in an urgent care setting. Identifying high blood pressure is important to avoid a hypertensive emergency, which can result in organ damage.

Hypertension vs. hypertensive emergency – what is the difference?

Hypertension is when you have blood pressure of over 140/90 that is sustained for some time. It is common, affecting approximately 40% of emergency room patients in the United States every year. If not managed appropriately, hypertension can turn into a hypertensive emergency.

A hypertensive emergency is less common than hypertension. A hypertensive crisis can result in organ failure and death. Usually, it is when you have blood pressure of over 180/120, plus evidence of end-stage organ damage. Evaluation and treatment are critical to prevent progression of the condition.

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https://urgentcareofthepalmbeaches.com/2020/10/22/hypertensive-emergency-here-is-what-you-need-to-know/

 

News just in from our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches about Urgent Care Can Help: COVID-19 or the Flu?

It is a question on the mind of many as fall is on the horizon. How do I know if I have the flu or if it is COVID-19? How can I best protect myself? Can an urgent care center in Palm Springs help?

COVID versus Influenza

Both COVID-19 and Influenza are respiratory viruses. Both illnesses are highly contagious, but different viruses cause them.

According to the CDC, COVID-19 is caused by a severe strain of the coronavirus family (SARS-CoV-2). Influenza is caused by infection with influenza viruses.

Symptoms between the two illnesses are similar, so it may be difficult to tell the difference if you are ill. Though testing is the determining factor, there are some differences between the two viruses.

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https://urgentcareofthepalmbeaches.com/2020/10/01/urgent-care-can-help-covid-19-or-the-flu/

 

Latest update from our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches about Safeguard Your Health: Telemedicine and COVID-19 Testing

Amid this coronavirus pandemic, telemedicine is emerging as a vital part of the “new normal”. Since the virus can be very contagious and may cause widespread transmission, many patients who need medical advice are now turning to telemedicine as their lifeline.

Urgent Care Palm Beach Gardens now offers telemedicine urgent care in Florida. This service provides a way to treat patients without actual or in-person contact, promoting physical distancing. It serves as the first line of defence to ensure that the virus does not get transmitted to more people while the patients receive the medical guidance they need.

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https://urgentcareofthepalmbeaches.com/2020/07/12/safeguard-your-health-telemedicine-and-covid-19-testing/

 

Check out our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches updated page about Telemedicine for Urgent Care in South Florida

We are happy to announce that we are providing telemedicine as alternatives for our patients.
Our telemedicine services are available only for those patients living in the state of Florida.
The cost is $99 per visit for cash paying patients.

All patients with insurance or Medicare will be responsible only for the co-pays or deductibles as dictated by their insurance plan.
All appointments can be made online or by calling our office.

If you make an appointment online, please choose the telemedicine tab. You will receive a call shortly thereafter to guide you on how to login to our patient portal (Healow agent).

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Telemedicine for Urgent Care in South Florida

 

News just in from our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches about The Benefits of Telemedicine in the Time of COVID-19

Telemedicine has been around long before the novel coronavirus outbreak. However, this system is proving to be more beneficial in the time of COVID-19 as measures such as social distancing and staying at home are now crucial to stop the spread of the virus.

If you have a health concern, our Telemedicine Urgent Care South Florida makes it possible to consult your doctor without leaving the safety of your home.

As the numbers of COVID-19 cases rise globally, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages doctors and patients to use telemedicine during non-emergency consultations. Though technology has its limitations for treatment, telemedicine is helping hospitals limit patient flow, especially since they are already overwhelmed by the number of patients who need emergency medical care.

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https://urgentcareofthepalmbeaches.com/2020/04/27/the-benefits-of-telemedicine-in-the-time-of-covid-19/

 

News just in from our client, Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches about Possible Reasons for Nausea and Vomiting: Part 2

You probably heard of nausea being mentioned many times by medical professionals almost always in conjunction with vomiting. The reason for this is because the parts of the brain that control nausea and vomiting are the same. In fact, these two are involuntary actions being controlled by the medulla oblongata, also called the vomiting center of the brain.

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