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Emergency Care

If you or a family member has gotten into an accident or has received an injury, Riverside ER in New Braunfels, TX is ready to assist you. Here are some common accidents and injuries that may require emergency care:

Sprains, Strains, and Broken Bones

If you believe that you have a broken bone, which can be diagnosed by an inability to move that part of the body, movement with extreme pain, or disfigurement, it is important that you receive medical help. Doctors at Riverside ER are happy to help you and your family with treatment for broken bone, sprains, and strains.

Falls and Head Injuries

Head injuries are always cause for concern. Concussions can cause a lot of issues that may not be obvious right off the bat. Serious blows to the head may cause traumatic brain injuries that could impact a person physically and intellectually for the rest of their life. If you have received a serious blow to the head, seek out medical attention immediately. Do not wait for the symptoms to show up.

Flu

Also known as influenza, symptoms of the flu include muscle aches, a wet or dry cough, chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, flushing, sweating, congestion, runny nose and sneezing, and nausea. The flu requires a medical diagnosis for treatment and is highly contagious. Visit us at Riverside ER if you suspect that you may have the flu.

Coughing/Throwing Up Blood

Coughing or throwing up blood is cause for immediate concern. This could be a symptom of multiple serious medical issues such as infections or even cancer. If you are coughing or throwing up blood get to your nearest ER as soon as you can. Doctors at Riverside ER are prepared to help you with all of your medical needs.

Infections

Infections can become serious issues and even fatal if they are not treated properly. There are multiple different types of infections. Upper respiratory, sinus, strep throat, UTI’s, and STI’s are all example of infections. Most infections require medication that must be prescribed by a doctor.

Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions, especially a first-time allergic reaction, may call for emergency care, depending on the severity. Hives, rash, fever, digestive problems, shock, and sneezing or a runny nose are all possible symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Diabetes

Both Type 1 and 2 diabetes can cause increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, and fatigue. Diabetes is a serious disease that requires medical attention. If you suspect that you have diabetes, speak with a doctor about your symptoms.

Other sicknesses that may require emergency care:

  • Throwing up/diarrhea
  • Food Poisoning
  • Flu

Stroke

The outcome of a stroke is largely dependent upon how fast the victim receives care. Riverside ER’s proximity to patients south of I-35 makes it the best choice for expert care. Located in New Braunfels, TX, Riverside ER is ready to assist you if you are worried that you may have possibly had a stroke. Common stroke symptoms are:

Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain has been interrupted. There are two common reasons that this happens. When someone is suffering from an ischemic stroke, the artery that supplies blood to the brain is becomes completely obstructed. This causes brain cell death due to lack of oxygen. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when an artery in the brain has burst. This causes internal bleeding in the brain. Headaches can be symptoms of both kinds of stroke. Sixty-five percent of people who have had strokes claim that they had some form of headache. The headache can be described as a sudden pain that seems to come out of nowhere. It is also described as “one of the worst pains of your life”.  If you experience a headache similar to what has been described, come visit us at Riverside ER immediately.

Also known as aphasia, having trouble speaking or understanding can be a symptom of stroke. This is caused by a lack of blood flow to the portion of the brain responsible for controlling language.

Abnormal muscle tone can be caused by a stroke due to damage to the nervous system. If you are experiencing limbs on one side of the body that have become limp, floppy, don’t do what your brain is telling them to do, or moves on their own, then you have good cause to suspect you may have had a stroke. If you do suspect that you have had a stroke, seek out immediate medical assistance. The staff at Riverside ER is ready to help you with whatever your medical needs may be.

Often overlooked, abdominal pain can be a signal for a variety of different issues. When the pain becomes severe, you may want to consider getting emergency medical attention. Physicians at Riverside ER in New Braunfels, TX are ready to diagnose the problem. Our goal is to get our patients on the road to treatment quickly and conveniently. There are many different ailments that can cause abdominal pain. Here are some of the common causes of abdominal pain.

Infections

Infections such as UTI’s (urinary tract infections) and STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) can cause your urinary tract to become inflamed. This could cause pain in your lower abdomen. Other signs that you may have a UTI or STI include frequent urination, cloudy or strong-smelling urine, and rashes, lesions, or discharge from the genital area.

Digestive Disease

There are many different types of digestive disease. Digestive diseases are also very common, so don’t be afraid to reach out to medical professionals if you are concerned. A common symptom of many digestive diseases is having abdominal cramping. Abdominal cramping or discomfort can be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, Gallstones, Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, and anal fissures. Some of these diseases are more serious than others, but it is important that you don’t downplay any of these symptoms. Your health is important to us at Riverside ER, and we are happy to assist you with any concerns.

Food Poisoning

One of the first symptoms that becomes noticeable with food poisoning is abdominal cramps and pain. This is caused by your stomach lining becoming inflamed and swollen. This is what gives you that upset stomach feeling. The three most common culprits of causing food poisoning are Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria. If you suspect you may have food poisoning, it is important that you receive medical attention immediately.

Kidney Stones

One common symptom of kidney stones is a sharp pain in the back or lower abdomen. Nausea and vomiting, painful urination, and bloody urine are also symptoms. If you suspect you may have kidney stones, please contact us at Riverside ER today. While some kidney stones can be flushed out with a high liquid intake, many require medical assistance to remove.