Care for Common Illnesses in West Palm Beach, FL

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What is care for common illnesses?

At Gard Wellness Solutions, Brian Gard, PA-C, and his experienced team offer effective treatment and care for a wide range of common illnesses and conditions. These can include upper respiratory and sinus infections, colds and the flu, headaches and migraines, sprains and strains, UTIs (urinary tract infections), ED (erectile dysfunction), and more. If you're in West Palm Beach, FL, or the Orlando, Miami, Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Wellington, FL, areas and need care for common illnesses, contact your nearest office today to schedule an appointment. Let us help you heal, recover, and get back to living a healthy, happy life.

What are the Causes of Common Illnesses?

Because the term "common illnesses" encompasses such a wide variety of conditions, there is no defined set of causes. Instead, each common illness has its own particular set of risks factors and causes. For example, causes of an ankle sprain may include a sports or playground injury, while patients may develop the flu as a result of exposure to another person with the flu, potentially combined with a lack of flu vaccination.

What are the benefits of common illnesses care?

At Gard Wellness Solutions, patients come to us with a variety of mild health complaints. Getting care with us can provide you with many benefits, including:

  • Ability to diagnose and determine treatment plans
  • Access to needed medication, like antibiotics and pain relievers
  • Referrals for more specialized problems that may appear
  • Getting you recovered as quickly as possible

Who is a Candidate for Care for Common Illnesses?

Gard Wellness Solutions offers specialized services to those who are suffering from common illnesses and conditions that affect their day-to-day lives. During a consultation, our team of experienced medical professionals will be able to determine if you are a candidate for care. The most common conditions we treat include allergies, asthma, COPD, colds and the flu, headaches and migraines, sprains and strains, UTIs, ED, and more. We also provide preventive care and wellness services, such as physicals and general health screenings.

What Are the Symptoms of Common Illnesses?

At Gard Wellness Solutions, we understand how various common illnesses can affect your daily life. Our dedicated team is well-equipped to diagnose and manage a wide array of symptoms, ensuring you receive comprehensive care. Common symptoms of illnesses we frequently encounter include:

  • Colds and the Flu: Congestion, cough, sore throat, fever, body aches.
  • Upper Respiratory Infections: Persistent cough, difficulty breathing, chest discomfort.
  • Headaches and Migraines: Throbbing pain in the head, sensitivity to light and sound.
  • Sprains and Strains: Swelling, bruising, pain in the affected area, limited mobility.
  • UTIs: Burning sensation during urination, frequent need to urinate, lower abdominal pain.
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, reduced sexual desire.

Whether you're in West Palm Beach, Orlando, Miami, Boca Raton, Jupiter, or Wellington, FL, our team is here to assist you. By identifying these symptoms early and seeking appropriate care, you can prevent complications and embark on a swift journey to recovery.

What to Expect After Care for Common Illnesses

Our professionals at Gard Wellness Solutions work with each patient to create a personalized plan for healing and recovery. Depending on the illness or condition, this may include lifestyle changes, medication management, or other treatments. We may also book follow-up appointments to ensure that any underlying problems or issues are addressed. Any symptoms of the common illness or condition should improve after a short period. The goal is for patients to feel better, healthier, and return to their normal routines as quickly and safely as possible.

Care For Common Illnesses FAQ

When should you go to the doctor for a cold or flu?

While home remedies, over-the-counter cold and flu medications, rest, and hydration may help you get over a cold or flu, you should consider going to the doctor if you:

  • Have a fever that doesn’t get better
  • Are having difficulty breathing
  • Are experiencing chest pain
  • Can’t keep food or liquids down
  • Swallowing is painful
  • Have a cough you can’t get rid of
  • Have a headache and congestion that are persistent

When is a fever considered dangerous?

For adults, a fever is a body temperature that’s over 100.4 degrees. A dangerously high fever is over 104 – 107 degrees. If your fever is that high, you need to seek medical help.

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

  • Pain or a burning feeling when urinating
  • Urinating frequently
  • Feeling like you have “to go” even with an empty bladder
  • Blood in the urine
  • Cramping or pressure in the lower abdomen or groin area

How can you tell if you have a sprain?

The four typical symptoms of a sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, limited ability to move the affected joint. Hearing a "pop" sound in your joint at the time of injury may also indicate a sprain.

What preventive measures against common illnesses does Gard Wellness Solutions advocate?

Prevention is a key component of our approach to wellness. We recommend regular handwashing, maintaining a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, staying hydrated, getting adequate sleep, and engaging in regular physical activity. For those at higher risk of certain illnesses, we may suggest specific nutritional supplements or lifestyle modifications to enhance immune system function.

Does Gard Wellness Solutions offer advice on over-the-counter medications for common illnesses?

Yes, we do. Our healthcare professionals provide guidance on selecting over-the-counter medications that can effectively alleviate symptoms of common illnesses, such as pain relievers, decongestants, and antihistamines. We emphasize the importance of understanding proper dosages, potential side effects, and interactions with other medications or supplements.

Get the Care You Need

Take charge of your health today by seeking prompt and effective treatment for common illnesses. Don't let minor ailments hinder your quality of life. Whether it's a persistent cold, a nagging headache, or digestive discomfort, timely medical attention can make all the difference. Reach out to our team at Gard Wellness Solutions in West Palm Beach, FL to address your symptoms, receive accurate diagnoses, and get the right treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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