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ER Services

Blood Pressure Management

At SwiftStar Emergency, we are trained in the evaluation and management of blood pressure, offering care for patients experiencing hypertension or symptoms indicative of high blood pressure. We are open around the clock and are staffed with board-certified physicians dedicated to providing immediate and effective care to prevent serious complications associated with hypertension, such as stroke, kidney damage, or vision loss.

Understanding Blood Pressure and Its Importance

Abdominal pain, often described as discomfort or a sensation occurring between the chest and pelvis, can result from a spectrum of causes. From digestive concerns to potential infections or underlying medical conditions, pinpointing the origin is crucial for effective treatment. At SwiftStar Emergency, our dedicated team of professionals recognizes the urgency that comes with seeking answers. We prioritize thorough assessments, deploying advanced diagnostic tools to swiftly identify the cause of abdominal pain. You can trust us to deliver expert care, addressing your concerns with promptness, friendliness, and professionalism.

What is Blood Pressure?

Systolic pressure: the pressure in your arteries as your heart beats

Diastolic pressure: the pressure in your arteries as your heart rests between beats

Blood pressure is a critical indicator of your cardiovascular health, measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). A normal reading falls below 120/80 mmHg, while higher values may indicate prehypertension or hypertension – leading to increased risks of heart disease and other health issues.

When to Seek Medical Attention for Blood Pressure

  • Severe headache

  • Nosebleed

  • Shortness of breath

  • Symptoms of a stroke or heart attack

If you experience any of these symptoms or have a blood pressure reading that significantly deviates from the normal range, it’s crucial to seek immediate medical evaluation. At SwiftStar Emergency, we’re here 24/7 to provide quick, reliable support.

SwiftStar Emergency’s Approach to Blood Pressure Management

To obtain accurate blood pressure measurements and assessments, our team uses the latest in hypertension diagnostic tools. Our process begins with reviewing your history and conducting a thorough physical examination. Then, if necessary, we may recommend further evaluation through blood and urine tests, as well as an electrocardiogram (EKG) to assess heart function.

Allow SwiftStar Emergency to be your trusted partner when seeking urgent care for blood pressure-related medical issues. We work to balance levels and prevent the long-term health complications associated with hypertension. Come see us today for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized care to help manage your blood pressure and enhance your overall health.

  • What are the common causes of abdominal pain?
    Abdominal pain can arise from various factors, including indigestion, gas, infections like gastroenteritis or urinary tract infections (UTIs), and conditions such as appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or gallstones. Additionally, menstrual cramps, injury or trauma to the abdominal area, kidney stones, and even serious conditions like abdominal aortic aneurysm or cancer can also lead to abdominal discomfort.
  • How can I differentiate between abdominal pain and symptoms of a heart attack?
    Abdominal pain typically manifests as discomfort or distress in the region between the chest and pelvis, often accompanied by symptoms such as cramping, bloating, or sharp pain. On the other hand, a heart attack usually presents as chest pain or discomfort, which may radiate to the arms, neck, jaw, or back, along with symptoms like shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, and a feeling of impending doom. While abdominal pain may sometimes resemble indigestion, especially in women, it’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention if there’s suspicion of a heart attack, as symptoms can vary.
  • What diagnostic procedures are performed for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency?
    At SwiftStar Emergency, the diagnostic process for abdominal pain begins with a thorough assessment of symptoms and a detailed physical examination, including gentle palpation to pinpoint the source of discomfort. Additional evaluations such as blood tests, urinalysis, ultrasound, and potentially a CT scan may be ordered based on the initial assessment. These diagnostic tools help our team swiftly identify the underlying cause of abdominal pain and tailor treatment accordingly.
  • What treatment options are available for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency?
    Treatment for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency may include medications to alleviate pain and inflammation, manage infections, regulate bowel movements, or control stomach acid production. In cases where a serious underlying issue such as appendicitis or a hernia is identified, surgical intervention may be necessary. Our skilled team of board-certified physicians and experienced staff are dedicated to providing prompt and appropriate care for acute or chronic abdominal pain across all age groups.
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