Senior helpers in home elder care of des moines, iowa, talks about heart concerns & when to call your doctor

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Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston and Ankeny areas. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national background check.

If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Polk County IA and Dallas County IA, we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderly loved ones' continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit http:/seniorhelpers.com/location/1906.

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  • 1. Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Des Moines, Iowa, Talks AboutHeart Concerns & When to Call Your DoctorKnow Your Risk Factors and Work with Your DoctorIs it just a little heartburn or something more serious? There are symptoms that you just don’twant to ignore. The quicker you receive treatment, the better the outcome. Call the doctor orseek immediate medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms.It is a risk if you have extreme fatigue or decreased ability to complete daily activities. If youbecome too tired to do things, like make yourself breakfast, struggle to take a shower or eventake the garbage out, these are signs of significant fatigue. A new irregular heartbeat or fastheart rates are also reasons to call your doctor.You may feel your heart racing or skip a beat. This can happen when you are doing your regulardaily activities. Chest pain that radiates down the arm seems to be the one sign that everyonerecognizes as the hallmark symptom of having a heart attack. Note that symptoms of a heartattack may differ in men and women. In women, it may look more like tightness or pain in theneck and jaw. Some may dismiss the chest pain as anxiety or heartburn, but it’s better to getchecked and treated than to let a heart condition go unnoticed.Dizziness, confusion and restlessness are also signs of heart related problems. Decreasedurination is one sign that many people don’t relate to a heart condition, but is just as importantto get checked. We all have a rough night of sleep every now and again, but when you have aconsistent change in sleep patterns or feel like you could sleep all day, it is also time to call yourdoctor.Nausea, decreased appetite or a bloating sensation are other symptoms to mention to yourdoctor. By now, you might be thinking that all of these symptoms can easily be associated withany other illnesses. This is true, but many medical conditions overlap in symptoms, butnonetheless, they still need a work up by your doctor.Working with your doctor and knowing your risk factors are the best ways to prevent a heartcondition from occurring or treat what is already going on. There is a temptation to self-diagnose with all of the online information out there, but nothing takes the place of yourmedical provider. It can make the difference in saving your life. Be an educated consumer andask all of the questions you need to, but don’t let your computer make the entire decision.It’s time to call 911 if you experience shortness of breath that cannot be relieved by a period ofrest; any sudden onset of weakness or paralysis and fainting with a loss of consciousness.Others signs include, a severe headache; a heart rate more than 150 beats per minute; a newchest pain or discomfort that is severe and accompanied by shortness of breath; sweating andnausea or weakness. There may be atypical symptoms as well, so again, I cannot stress theimportance of calling your doctor before you have to worry about any of these symptomshappening to you. Have a healthy Heart Month and beyond!About Senior Helpers:
  • 2. Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Des Moines, Iowa, Talks AboutHeart Concerns & When to Call Your DoctorSenior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in the Des Moines,West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston and Ankeny areas. We offer extensivein-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignitythat goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers allof whom pass a national background check.If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Polk County IA and Dallas County IA,we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionatechoice for your elderly loved ones continued independent living. We promise we will do ourbest to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit:http:/seniorhelpers.com/location/1906.