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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

Not sure if you are dealing with a medical emergency? Cypress Creek ER is here to help with our informative resources. Take a look below at a number of different signs and symptoms of common illnesses or issues that require a visit to our emergency room.

 

Signs & Symptoms of a Stroke

If you notice sudden numbness or weakness to the face, arm, or leg, often one-sided, or a decrease in coordination or balance, you or your loved one may be having a stroke. Slurred speech or loss of speech, mental confusion, a sudden headache, trouble speaking or understanding others, and facial paralysis are also signs. If any of these issues occur, please seek medical attention immediately. The main signs and symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Speech Problems
  • Numbness
  • Sudden Headache
  • Vision Problems
  • Lack of Coordination

 

Signs & Symptoms of a Heart Attack

If you notice chest pain, upper body discomfort surrounding the chest, pain or numbness in one or both arms, neck, jaw, back or stomach you may be having a heart attack. Breaking out in a sweat, shortness of breath, dizziness, lightheadedness, and sudden fatigue are also signs of a possible heart attack. Please seek medical attention immediately if you or a loved one is experienced any of these cardiac related symptoms. The main signs and symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Chest Pressure
  • Shortness of Breath

 

Signs & Symptoms of Heat Stroke

If you or your loved one are experiencing heavy sweating, clammy moist skin, extreme weakness, or fatigue you may be suffering from heat stroke. Heat stroke, also known as heat exhaustion, is when your body is dangerously low on fluids and salts, usually caused by prolonged or intense sweating. Additional signs include, but are not limited to, dizziness, confusion, pale or flushed complexion, muscle cramps, and rapid shallow breathing. Please seek medical attention immediately if you or your loved one is experiencing any or all of these heat stroke symptoms. The main signs and symptoms of heat stroke include:

  • Heavy Sweating
  • Weakness/Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle Cramps

 

Signs & Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction

Allergic reactions can be caused by almost any factor: food, environment, pollution, colognes, perfumes, creams, lotions, and more. Most allergic reactions involve runny or itchy nose and eyes, sneezing, and headache. The more severe reactions can include skin eruptions, hives or rashes, itching and swelling, shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness in the chest, coughing, swelling of the tongue or lips, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fatigue. If you or a loved one is experiencing any or all of these severe allergy symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately. The main signs and symptoms of severe allergic reactions include:

  • Skin Irritation/Rash
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Wheezing
  • Swelling in Head, Neck, Face, or Tongue

 

Signs & Symptoms of Concussion

Head injury or trauma can go unnoticed or ignored as a simple “bump on the head,” but may be more serious than you think. Such an injury can go unnoticed, especially if the blow to the head was not witnessed by anyone or seemed trivial at the time. If you or a loved one experience headache, nausea and vomiting, confusion, ringing in the ears, or are extremely drowsy or cannot be awakened then you may be experiencing a concussion. If a child or infant will not stop crying, cannot be consoled, or will not eat or nurse these are signs that they also might be experiencing a concussion. Please seek medical attention immediately. The main signs and symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Headache
  • Temporary Loss of Consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Amnesia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Extreme Drowsiness

 

Signs & Symptoms of Pneumonia or Upper Respiratory Infection

Some respiratory symptoms, like the common cold, will go away after they have run their course. Upper respiratory infections and pneumonia, however, will not be resolved without medication and, sometimes, even hospitalization. If you or a loved one is experiencing a cough, fever, chills, sharp or stabbing chest pains upon inhalation or breathing deeply, you may have an infection that requires medical attention.

Other symptoms include green, yellow, or bloody sputum or mucus, which can be coughed up from the lungs or expelled through the nose. Shortness of breath, shaking, chills, the loss of appetite, headaches, low energy, fatigue, and confusion can also all be signs of a serious respiratory infection. Please seek medical attention immediately for any or all of these potentially serious symptoms. The main signs and symptoms of pneumonia or an upper respiratory infection include:

  • Persistent Cough or Fever
  • Green, Yellow or Bloody Mucus
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Shortness of Breath

 

Contact us to learn more signs and symptoms of medical issues that can require our ER services in Houston, Texas. Our knowledgeable team of physicians is always glad to provide you with the emergency medical assistance you require.

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