At some point in our lives we will all experience a health problem, whether it's the common cold or a pesky flu. While some will go away on their own, there are health issues that require urgent medical attention, and it's important to know when to seek proper treatment.
What Is An Acute Disease?
An acute disease appears suddenly and lasts for a short amount of time. This is different from chronic diseases, which develop gradually and remain for months on end. Some examples include the influenza virus and the common cold.
Serious Acute Illnesses
Many acute diseases can be self-limiting and may go away on their own, or can be treated with a simple course of antibiotics or other prescription medications. There are some acute diseases, however, that come on suddenly and produce life-threatening symptoms. These include:
- Heart attack
- Asthma attack
- Organ failure
- Acute bronchitis
Acute diseases that are Vascular related and require urgent medical attention are:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Acute ischemic limb
- Acute Cerebrovascular Disease ( TIA & Stroke)