If you or someone you know has had breathing difficulties, you'll know how scary such a medical event can be. Because shortness of breath may be symptomatic of many serious health conditions, urgent medical care is a necessity. This is especially true when someone has difficulty breathing and also experiences other concerning symptoms like chest pain. In those cases, a visit to the emergency room may be necessary. But in certain situations, making a trip to the ER may not be totally necessary. While it's always best to head to an emergency center if you're in doubt or if there's even a small chance your condition might be life-threatening, there are some conditions that can be treated at outside of the ER. We're talking about three of those in today's post.
More than 70% of ER visits involving patients with consumer-sponsored insurance coverage are for non-emergency or preventable conditions, so it makes sense that not every case involving breathing conditions needs to involve a visit to the ER. That said, you should never take a gamble with your health. Unless you know for certain that you suffer from one of the aforementioned health conditions and that your shortness of breath is a direct result of that condition, it's recommended that you seek out urgent medical treatment right away.
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