While people still come to the hospitals infected with covid-19 every day, it seems that other people, even those in need, avoid going to the doctor at all costs, mostly for fear of being infected with the coronavirus.
Doctors say that individuals who need an examine, even those suffering from heart disease, wait for days before seeking help.
When these patients finally come to the rescue, they are diagnosed with a heart attack, which often results in permanent damage, doctors said, adding that even with the current pandemic, hospitals are well prepared for anyone in need of care.
You need to recognize and understand the pain you feel and the risk if you do not seek help. These are the conditions you must not ignore.
1. Symptoms of a heart attack
Doctors say they have seen a 40 percent drop in patients with symptoms of heart disease.
The main first symptom of a heart attack is severe pain behind the sternum. That pain can vary in intensity and mode. As a rule, it does not stop, it lasts continuously, it can spread to the left arm, back, jaw, and some forms of heart attack, in addition to pain, are accompanied by nausea and vomiting, cardiologists explain.
2. Symptoms of stroke
You may not know it, but 80 million people in the world have survived a stroke, while 50 million survivors live with some form of permanent disability. Doctors note that even in the case of these symptoms, there is a decrease in the arrival of the patient in the emergency department.
– Sudden endurance, weakness or deprivation of the arm, leg or face: especially occupying only one side of the body.
– Sudden speech impediments: difficult pronunciation, comprehension or loss of speech.
– Sudden visual disturbances: blurred vision or vision loss.
– Sudden gait disturbances, dizziness, loss of balance.
– Sudden severe headache that may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
It is important to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and call a doctor immediately so that appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic measures can be taken in a timely manner.
3. You broke a bone
Many fractures can be repaired in an emergency room, but it is a good idea to visit an RTG office to see if surgery is needed. In the event of a fracture, bleeding and discoloration may occur at the site of the fracture.
4. Symptoms of arterial thrombosis
Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel, which prevents the normal flow of blood through the circulatory system. Arterial thrombosis occurs in the arteries, and is most often repeated as a result of rupture of the atherosclerotic plaque, or fatty deposits in the blood vessel.
It causes a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, which are potentially fatal conditions. The main symptoms of arterial thrombosis are chest pain if a heart attack, shortness of breath, and sweating occur, and in the event of a stroke, loss of consciousness and impaired motor function.
5. Symptoms of meningitis
Meningitis can be caused by bacteria and viruses, such as inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis is a very serious disease that can be fatal. The clinical picture develops rapidly, is severe, and can have lasting health consequences.
Symptoms of meningitis include fever, headache, muscle aches, weakness, nausea, and vomiting.
6. Arrhythmia that is not only mild
Arthritis can be presented as a disorder of accelerated heart function, or tachyarrhythmias, or slowed heart function – bradyarrhythmias, and one of the most common reasons why young people, including teenagers, see a cardiologist is arrhythmias. Symptoms such as dizziness, chest pain, loss of consciousness may occur… Many arrhythmias are benign in nature, but certain arrhythmias can lead to sudden cardiac death.
7. You have a strong allergic reaction
Most allergic reactions are mild and transient, but if you have serious symptoms, it takes seconds for the condition to become extremely dangerous. Therefore, do not think too much, but go to the doctor immediately.