If you are experiencing a true medical emergency, it’s essential
that you receive the help of an experienced healthcare professional as
soon as possible. It isn’t always easy, however, to decide what
qualifies as an emergency—and when you need to go to the emergency
room, as opposed to an urgent care center. Here are some of the conditions
under which you should consider going to the emergency room at
Plantation General Hospital.
You are having trouble breathing. If you experience sudden shortness of breath, or if you are having difficulty
breathing at all, you need immediate medical attention. Breathing difficulties
can be due to a number of causes, some of which—such as heart disease—can
be life-threatening. You should also watch for symptoms that often occur
concurrently with breathing difficulties, such as pain or pressure in
the chest, tightness in the throat, or a sudden fever.
You are having a severe allergic reaction. Not all allergic reactions are medical emergencies, so it’s critical
to be able to identify them when they are. If your throat swells to the
point where you may have trouble breathing or swallowing, you feel extreme
nausea, you break out in a severe rash, or you experience heart palpitations,
lightheadedness, or any other extreme symptom, then you need to go to
the emergency room right away.
You are having a stroke or heart attack. It’s important to know the signs of a stroke or heart attack, as
acting quickly can reduce the amount of damage that these emergencies
can cause. The most common symptoms of a stroke include slurred speech,
weakness in one or both arms, and drooping in the facial area.
Heart attack symptoms vary, but some of the most common signs include tightness or pain in the
chest, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness.
When you come to the
emergency room at Plantation General Hospital, our staff will quickly evaluate your medical
situation so you can begin receiving treatment as fast as possible. We
utilize state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that our patients in Plantation,
FL, can get the quality medical care they deserve. For all non-emergent
inquiries about our hospital’s services, contact us today at (954) 321-4099.