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Senior citizens health care – Tips Physician Care New Jersey

Ask your physician about the most common complaints he or she hears from elder patients in New Jersey and you’ll find the list of reasons for seeking medical help is common. Call Expert Home Care when your aging loved one needs live-in care, elder care, or senior home care in NJ 800-848-2336.

Here are some things that “worry” NJ patients and some of the symptoms that indicate you may need medical attention.

  • Unexplained Weight Lost – when to worry: When accompanied by apathy and insomnia, it could be a symptom of depression. When accompanied by intense thirst and unusually frequent urination, it could be a symptom of diabetes. When accompanied with recurrent attacks of upper abdominal pain, it could be a symptom of a stomach ulcer.
  • Persistent Cough – when to worry - After a bout with a respiratory illness such as the flu, the cough worsens instead of improving, it could be a symptom of pneumonia (lung inflammation).
  • An Aggressive Rash – when to worry – When a sudden itchy rash appears, with or without hives, accompanied by swelling around the mouth or face, it could be a symptom of anaphylactic shock (a life threatening allergic reaction to a medication, food or insect sting). Go to the nearest emergency room for treatment immediately.
  • Severe Headaches – when to worry – When accompanied with blurred or double vision, loss of peripheral vision, unsteadiness when walking, nausea and/or vomiting, it could be a symptom of a tumor. When a severe, sudden headache is “like nothing else you’ve ever felt before,” it could be symptomatic of an aneurysm or mild stroke and you should seek immediate medical attention.
  • Chest Pain – when to worry - When sudden, severe pain in the center of the chest radiates into the shoulders, arms or back, and is accompanied by nausea, sweating and/or shortness of breath, it could be a symptom of a heart attack. When dull, heavy chest pain is brought on by physical exertion or strong emotion, but disappears with rest and calmness, it could be symptomatic of angina, a sign of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). In either case, seek prompt medical attention. The seriousness of most symptoms depends on what’s happening along with them. Symptoms that persist or worsen should always be brought to your physician’s attention as soon as possible.

Need Help Now? Call 800-848-2336. Expert Home Care is there for your aging loved one when you cannot be.

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