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By Ridgeview Internal Medicine
November 06, 2018
Tags: Acute Diseases  

When was the last time you visited your Woodbridge, VA, medical internist for an acute disease?

We all experience health problem at some point in our life, whether it's the common cold or a pesky flu. While some acute diseases go away on their own, there are other health issues that require immediate medical attention, and it's important to know when to seek proper treatment.

There are several simple steps you need to take in order to shield yourself from acute diseases, especially those that can have been prevented. However, if you are concerned that you have contacted one of these diseases, please call Ridgeview Internal Medicine in Woodbridge, VA, for assistance.

Here's what you need to know about acute diseases and preventative care:

More About Acute Diseases

An acute disease appears suddenly but doesn't last for long. A chronic disease, on the other hand, develops over time and lasts for months.

Common acute disease symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Earache

Serious Acute Illnesses

Many acute diseases, like the common cold or influenza, either go away on their own or can be treated with antibiotics or other prescription medications.

Some acute diseases don't go away so easily and have life-threatening symptoms that include:

  • Heart attack
  • Asthma attack
  • Appendicitis

Serious acute illnesses require emergency care. You need to go to the emergency room, or call 911. Immediate professional care will improve recovery and long-term health.

Regular Checkups:

Many people skip regular checkups with their doctors. Visiting your Woodbridge physician is the number one defense against problems like:

  • High blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Not receiving immunizations
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise

Your Woodbridge, VA, doctor provides patients with a physical examination to identify the disease causing the symptoms. After your physician makes a diagnosis, they'll be able to provide you with an individualized treatment plan suitable for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about acute diseases, be sure to talk to your Ridgeview, VA, doctor, by calling them today at (703) 494-4116.



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