When you are feeling miserable from illness or are experiencing pain, it is understandable to want relief as soon as possible. For these urgent situations, a hospital emergency care center may be the fastest way for you to find treatment. Read on to learn some of the most common reasons that people seek emergency medical care:
- Symptoms of a heart attack
Those experiencing chest pain (angina), nausea, shortness of breath, and feelings of impending doom (anxiety) frequently visit the emergency room, as these are signs of an impending heart attack. Also called a myocardial infarction, heart attacks can be life-threatening and require immediate treatment.
- Symptoms of a stroke
Patients who experience stroke symptoms , such as the sudden onset of the ‘worst headache of their lives’, loss of vision in one or both eyes, trouble speaking or understanding what is said to them, loss of coordination, or numbness on one side of the body, often visit the emergency room for lifesaving diagnostics and treatment.
- Head trauma
Those who have sustained injuries to the head and neck will frequently visit the ER to diagnose and treat any issues that occur as a result of the injury.
- Severe bleeding
Patients with serious wounds or lacerations that continue to bleed even with applied pressure commonly seek treatment at the ER.
- Accidental poisoning
Poison victims and those that are exposed to toxic amounts of alcohol and drugs also seek emergency care.
- Intense gastrointestinal distress
People experiencing severe abdominal pain frequently visit the ER, as intense pain in this area can be a sign of serious medical conditions.
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center has been providing emergency medical care to the community of Thousand Oaks, California for over forty years. Our experienced emergency healthcare providers pride themselves on the rapid delivery of high-quality care. If you have questions about our ER or Trauma Center , give us a call at (805) 497-2727 or contact us online .