If someone you know is bleeding, you need to clean the area with soap and water and apply steady pressure. Using sterile gauze pads and tape, you can cover the injured area before applying pressure for 15 minutes. If the bleeding continues after 15 minutes, you should seek emergency room treatment immediately.
This video provides step-by-step instructions for treating bleeding wounds and injuries. In particular, it explains how to elevate the injury above the heart and what to do if there is a foreign object imbedded in the injury site. Though you may be able to control the bleeding yourself, you need to visit the emergency room if the wound is obviously serious or if the person begins to appear weak, confused, or lightheaded.
PhysiciansER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (936) 856-1100 to learn about our Conroe Lake area emergency center. We are licensed by the State of Texas and provide emergency care for individuals in need.
From bracing yourself for holiday travels to worrying about how much you’re spending on gifts, it’s no surprise that the holiday season can be very stressful. In fact, research shows that heart attacks increase during the winter holiday season, with noticeable increases around Christmas and New Year’s Day. Luckily, there are some ways you can protect your heart and limit stress during the more festive months.
Limit alcohol consumption
While drinking a glass of red wine can help promote heart health, too many alcoholic drinks can raise your blood pressure. In the short-term, drinking too many alcoholic beverages can also trigger atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm that can cause dizziness, weakness, and chest pain. Atrial fibrillation also increases your chances of suffering stroke, heart attack, or heart failure.
Cold weather takes a considerable toll on your heart, as it causes your blood vessels to constrict. Eventually, this raises blood pressure and can cause blood clots to form more easily. In addition, freezing cold temperatures strain the heart, forcing it to work harder during times of physical activity. One way to alleviate this burden is by dressing in plenty of layers whenever you’re outside. In addition, you should limit how much time you spend shoveling snow or engaging in other strenuous outdoor physical activities. This is especially true if you’re traveling somewhere with much cooler temperatures than your body is accustomed to.
Eating one large meal, especially if it’s high in fat, can trigger a heart attack. When you eat such a large quantity of fatty food at once, your body has to divert blood from the heart to help in digestion. This can trigger angina, or other types of heart-related chest pains.
Some people don’t get the help they need because they confuse heart attack symptoms with heartburn. If you experience chest pain this holiday season, don’t hesitate to get it checked out at an emergency room. PhysiciansER in the Conroe Lake area is licensed by the Texas Department of Health and Services and is reachable every day of the year at (936) 856-1100. Visit our website to learn more about our emergency room.
When you’re packing for a vacation, there are many items to remember, including a change of clothes, your identification, your money, and in some cases, your passport. Unfortunately, as you preoccupy yourself with packing these various items, it can become easy to forget essential every day items. One item that is commonly left behind is prescription medication.
If you realize you’ve forgotten your prescription medicine, you should think of the quickest way to get that medication replaced. For example, if you are traveling domestically, you can call your doctor and ask him or her to contact a local pharmacy with a new prescription. It will be a little more difficult to replace your prescription if you are traveling abroad. However, you can schedule an appointment with a local doctor. This way you can explain your situation and have a new prescription or a similarly available medication filled.
PhysiciansER is a completely equipped and fully operational emergency room in the Conroe Lake area. Call (936) 856-1100 to learn how we offer the quickest action and shortest response time possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week