Traveling via air ambulance can be lifesaving in the event of a medical emergency. However, passengers need to be vigilant and aware to prevent complications that could compromise their health during their journey.
The following are six mistakes air ambulance passengers need to be aware of and avoid:
Not preventing pressure change issues
While flying, pressure changes can cause discomfort to air ambulance passengers. Passengers should know how to deal with pressure changes while in flight to minimize the stress of the journey.
Urgent care facilities are now being built more often in different neighborhoods around the country. Because you might be used to going to the emergency room when you need urgent medical attention, you may not understand when to do that or visit an urgent care location. Ask these questions; you'll be able to act appropriately.
Do You Suspect You Know the Problem?
If you regularly get earaches or urinary tract infections and suspect that's what the current problem is, an urgent care facility should be your destination.
When you have a daughter that has reached puberty and began to menstruate (i.e. have her period), you might expect that there will be some kind of adjustment period for your daughter, both physically and emotionally. However, if it has been several months or even more than a year since her first menstrual cycle and her periods are still irregular and wholly unpredictable, you might be feeling concerned about her overall and reproductive health.
Gaining control of bodily functions is a badge of honor for early childhood; losing control of your bowels is one of the indignities of old age. While losing control of your bowels is not a pleasant topic, it is a more common condition than you first might think. The reason why you might think you are one of the few who suffers from bowel leaking is that people don't like to talk about it.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where blood clots form in the deep veins in the body. The condition is dangerous, because clots can break off, travel to different parts of the body, and cause a pulmonary embolism, stroke, or heart attack. The standard of care for DVTs typically involves the use of blood thinners and thrombolytics. However, people who don't want to use medication may wonder if there are natural ways to deal with this problem.