Some of us are more susceptible to illness than others, and when one comes along, it can put you out of commission. At Argyle Family Practice, we want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible while receiving medical care. If you develop an acute disease Dr. Christopher Hughes and staff, dedicate themselves to accommodating patients in Argyle, Justin, Northlake, and Denton, TX, and helping them get back on their feet. Whether you have a stomach bug, flu, or common cold, we can discuss the best type of treatment for you during an appointment.
What is an Acute Disease?
Acute diseases encompass a wide variety of mild symptoms that typically only last for a brief period. They are often the result of an infection or virus, but can also transpire from injury, such as a fall. Self-care and routine visits to your family doctor are critical for your overall well-being and a better quality of life. It can also prevent symptoms from becoming chronic. Examples of acute illnesses include:
- Common cold
- Strep throat
When to Visit Your Family Doctor
If you, a child, parent, or grandparent, become acutely ill, it's best to visit a family physician for a proper diagnosis and successful treatment. It'll also help avoid spreading the infection to others. Symptoms may seem mild, but they can be life threatening if left untreated. Dr. Christopher Hughes, can perform a physical exam and order diagnostic tests if necessary. You should seek medical attention at Argyle Family Practice, if you experience:
- Body aches
- Stomach or abdominal pain
Treatment of Acute Diseases
Acute diseases arise quickly, and the type of treatment you receive in our Argyle, TX, office depends on signs and symptoms. Distinct ones may vary, but you may experience an onset of congestion, aches, nausea, or infection. When germs infiltrate your body, you may need urgent care or short-term, depending on symptoms present, and accompanying factors. To treat acute diseases as rapidly as they emerge, visit Dr. Christopher Hughes, for an accurate diagnosis. Some illnesses go away on their own, while others are contagious and require medication to cure.
Your health should always be a top priority. If acute diseases don't receive timely treatment, they may worsen and become chronic. At Argyle Family Practice, our team of medical professionals provides compassionate care to keep the whole family healthy and prevent further complications. For more information about acute diseases, the conditions we treat, and the services provided, visit our website. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Hughes, in our Argyle, TX, office, please call (940) 226-4850.