Chronic Disease Screening

chronic disease screeningAt Convenient Urgent Care, we take pride in offering safe, efficient, and high-quality care to our patients in Houston, TX. Each member of our staff is highly trained to provide quality medical care for a variety of issues patients may be facing. And because we don’t require appointments, patients can visit our walk-in clinic seven days a week for fast access to Convenient Urgent Care. Among our many patient-oriented services is chronic disease screening.

Why Get Screened?

Screening patients for chronic conditions can, in many cases, aid in identifying signs and symptoms before a condition becomes severe or even fully develops at all. We make it a priority to screen for potentially life-threatening conditions if patients are concerned about the future of their health. If a diagnosis comes early enough, it may even save your life.

At our Houston urgent care clinic, we can provide chronic disease screening for conditions such as:

Heart Disease

Signs of heart disease vary between men and women, but these common signs may mean you need to be tested for heart disease:

  • Angina
  • Arrhythmia
  • Frequent palpitations

Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation estimates that more than 30 million American adults are living with kidney disease without even knowing about it. In fact, many of those with chronic kidney disease rarely start to experience symptoms until it reaches later stages. Here are a few unlikely signs to look out for:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Less energy on a consistent basis
  • Foamy or cloudy urine

Diverticulitis

This condition is often mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome or peptic ulcers because many of the symptoms overlap.

  • Bloating
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Lower abdominal pain

The similarities between these conditions make it even more important to undergo chronic disease screening.

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue can be difficult to diagnose correctly, which means getting screened as soon as you notice a consistent change in your body is important. Symptoms to look out for include:

  • Tender lymph nodes
  • Feeling unwell for more than 24 hours after exercise
  • Memory issues
  • Insomnia

Unfortunately, not everyone who needs chronic disease screening services receives them. If you take notice of any sudden, consistent change in your body, it may be time to ask your doctor about getting screened. Through our board-certified providers, we want to make sure every patient has equal access to these disease screening services.

If you’re interested in learning more, simply stop by our walk-in urgent care clinic or request an appointment online.

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