At Convenient Urgent Care, we take pride in offering services that empower our patients to prioritize their health. Among our many patient-centered services is chronic disease screening. Screenings are medical tests healthcare providers use to check for diseases and/or health conditions before there are any major signs or symptoms. Recommended screenings are an effective way to take care of your health.
Screening patients for chronic conditions can, in many cases, aid in identifying signs and symptoms before a condition becomes severe or even fully develops. If patients are concerned about the current or future state of their health, we make it a priority to screen for potentially life-threatening conditions. If a diagnosis comes early enough, it may even save your life.
This condition is often mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome or peptic ulcers because many of the symptoms overlap.
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:
Less energy on a consistent basis
Foamy or cloudy urine
Lower abdominal pain
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
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.