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CareXpress Urgent Care Discusses Panic Attack Versus Heart Attack

Urgent Care Reveals Different Signs To Watch For

That heart racing, painful feeling in your chest could easily be misconstrued as a heart attack or a panic attack, especially if you’re someone who has never experienced either one or you don’t know the signs of either. The fear of having a heart attack or a panic attack can even further complicate matters, so our urgent care doctors would agree that it’s important for patients to be able to distinguish between the two.

While the two heart-related conditions can seem very similar, there are a few key factors to pay attention to when determining the differences. Here is a list of symptoms for both heart attacks and panic attacks which was compiled by our urgent care staff to help you better understand what might happen during each of these experiences.

Heart Attack Symptoms: 

  • Escalating chest pain that reaches maximum severity after a few minutes.
  • Continuos pain, pressure, fullness or aching in the chest area.
  • A traveling or radiating pain or discomfort from the chest to other areas, such as one or both arms, abdomen, back, shoulders, neck, throat or jaw.
  • Pain brought on by exertion.
  • Shortness of breath.

Panic Attack Symptoms: 

  • Increased heart rate.
  • Sharp or stabbing chest pain that lasts only 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Pain that is localized to one small area.
  • Pain that usually occurs at rest.
  • Pain that accompanies anxiety.
  • Pain that is relieved or worsened when you change positions.
  • Pain that can be reproduced or worsened by pressing over the area of pain.

The best thing you can do is learn the signs, trust your body, and above all else seek medical help if you ever suspect that you are having a heart attack. never underplay your symptoms or trick yourself into thinking it will “just go away”.

As an important note, our urgent care doctors would like to explain that although we care a great deal about our patients, our clinics may not have the capability of caring for the type of emergency constituted by a heart attack. Should you experience symptoms of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 to get an immediate evaluation.

Should you find yourself experiencing minor health problems, injuries, or illnesses our urgent care clinics are staffed with medical professionals to serve you! Please click here to view our urgent care locations and hours of operation.

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Urgent Care News Coverage: The Hantavirus Mouse Problem

CareXpress Reporting On Outbreak Of Mice

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As many Amarillo residents have started to notice, Mice are becoming quite a problem in the area. As if mosquitoes and spiders weren’t bad enough to deal with, now residents are reporting the growing population of mice which are now entering homes. This newfound mouse problem is no doubt due to the increase of moisture the area has seen lately. Our urgent care staff just wanted to warn people about the Hantavirus that many of these mice could be carrying.

The mice moving into your home could be carrying various other diseases, parasites, and viruses, but the Hantavirus is one that has specifically been documented. According to the city’s health department, the highest risk comes to homeowners who disturb mouse nesting. Touching these nests, droppings, or urine makes it possible for people to breathe in particles containing the virus. It’s important to note that the virus has the potential to progress to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) which can be fatal.

Our urgent care staff recommends following all precautionary measures necessary. It’s stated that the best thing homeowners can do is set up traps, fill holes around the home where mice can enter, and avoid touching the mice or their nests with bare hands. There are a lot of humane options for those people who care about helping these mice survive.

Symptoms of Hantavirus may be difficult to separate from other illnesses as they share some commonalities such as: A fever and chills, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and pain in the abdomen. Should you feel ill and are not certain of the cause, please come visit CareXpress Urgent Care.

We may be able to help you rule out the Hantavirus and get you to feeling better! Our urgent care clinics vary in opening hours. Click here to find the location closest to you!