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Acute Illness

Acute Illness offered in Hollywood, FL

Acute Illness services offered in Hollywood, FL

Regardless of preventive medicine and a healthy lifestyle, it is possible that you’ll experience an acute illness at some point in your life. If you do, having a knowledgeable and experienced doctor makes all the difference. The team of skilled primary care providers at HealthStone Primary Care Partners in Hollywood, Florida, pride themselves on providing expert care to their patients who experience acute illnesses. Call HealthStone Primary Care Partners or book an appointment online today. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. 

Acute Illness Q&A

What is an acute illness?

When you are healthy, it is hard to imagine just how disabling and painful an acute illness may be. Regardless of how healthy you are, it is likely that you’ll experience an acute illness at some point in your life. 

While a chronic illness may develop over time and be ongoing, an acute illness develops rapidly and often has a short duration. 

Although some acute illnesses often resolve on their own or with proper medical care, they can also be much more serious and even lead to permanent damage or death. For this reason, it’s very important to seek proper medical care when you think you have an acute illness. 

What are some common acute illnesses?

Not all acute illnesses are created equally. While almost all of them are distressing to the person experiencing them, they can range in severity from relatively mild and harmless to fatal. 

However, if you experience an acute illness, it’s a good idea to seek medical care. The old phrase “better safe than sorry” is very true when it comes to your health and well-being.

Common acute illnesses include:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • COVID-19
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma attack
  • Appendicitis
  • Strep throat
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Stroke

This is only a partial list. There are many more acute illnesses you may experience, ranging from mild to deadly. If you have any questions about new symptoms you are experiencing, seek medical care immediately. 

How can my doctor help with an acute illness?

When you don’t feel well, the first thing you may think about is how you can feel better. Although some acute illnesses, such as mild flu, often resolve on their own without going to a doctor, others require expert medical care and even advanced emergency medical care. 

Depending on what type of acute illness you have, the HealthStone Primary Care Partners team can help alleviate your discomfort and treat the illness. In most cases, a full recovery is possible. 

To learn more, call the office or go online today to schedule your appointment with the team at HealthStone Primary Care Partners. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.