Antibiotic Safety: Keep an Eye Out for These Three Adverse Effects

Antibiotics are an incredibly powerful tool to help treat and prevent bacterial infections. Medicines like penicillin, amoxicillin, and other groups of antibiotics work to kill or impede bacterial growth and keep people healthy. 

While these powerful drugs help keep people safe, there are occasions where antibiotics can have adverse effects through negative reactions or the development of resistances. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that antibiotics are the most common cause of emergency room visits for children under the age of 18. Here are three effects to watch for.

Image of side effects for medical prescription. Antibiotics can have adverse effects. See a Westshore physician about healthy antibiotic use.

Warning Signs for Most Common Heart Issues

It’s always good to be prepared. Of course, it’s hard to get ready for something that you never see coming. There are many warning signs for common heart issues that can help you stay healthy during American Heart Month and beyond.

Cardiovascular Diseases

A trip to Westshore Primary Care may help uncover some warning signs for common heart issues.

Roughly a quarter of all American deaths are attributed to heart disease. Fortunately, there are plenty of signs that can help you avoid a premature death.

People with high blood pressure are three times more likely to die from heart disease and four times as likely to die from stroke. High blood pressure is hard to detect without a screening, but regular screenings from a primary care provider can help you become aware of heightened health risks.

Other warning signs include chest pain, shortness of breath, and numbness or coldness in your arms and legs. Listen to your body to help prevent the leading cause of death in the nation.