Allergies

Allergies are the result of the immune system overreacting to allergens which it mistakes for foreign invaders. Allergy symptoms can affect the skin, eyes, respiratory and digestive systems. Allergies are often comorbid with other autoimmune conditions including asthma. The causes of allergies are likely both genetic and environmental.

People can be allergic to many agents including:

  • Food
  • Pollen
  • Insect bite or sting
  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Drugs and certain chemicals
  • Animal fur, feathers and hair
  • Metals

Symptoms of allergies re various and can affect multiple organ systems including but not limited to:

  • Itchy eyes, skin, nose and throat
  • Post nasal drip
  • Sore throat
  • Red eyes
  • Inflammation
  • Hives
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rashes and eruptions

The caring, and compassionate doctors available on SwiftMD can examine you in your home, where they can determine potential in-home sources of allergens. They will also guide how to make your home a more hypoallergenic space and how to manage and minimize the symptoms you experience.

If your allergies are more than you can handle or if you’re unsure if the symptoms you are experiencing indicate allergies, book a doctor house call with a licenced primary care doctor using SwiftMD.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of parts of the respiratory system which limits the amount of oxygen that gets to the lungs. Asthma is often comorbid with other conditions, including allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, obstructive sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

According to the GINA guidelines, symptoms of asthma may include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • A sensation of tightness in the chest
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Excess mucus production

Although there is no cure for asthma, the compassionate doctors available on SwiftMD can help you manage your asthma. In a house call the doctor will examine you in your home where they are better able to determine potential in-home, outdoor, drug-related and other triggers for your asthma. They will also take a detailed medical history to identify if your asthma is comorbid with another medical condition. They will provide a comprehensive treatment plan to minimize the chances of an asthma attack or flare-up and help you develop goals for managing your asthma.

Your doctor may prescribe an inhaler, epinephrine pen, or other medications to manage your asthma symptoms. At the doctor’s discretion, they may also draw blood and send it to the lab for further testing or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.

If you have asthma book a SwiftMD house call.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a common disease that occurs when the pressure against the arterial wall is too high. Hypertension can result in serious health complications if untreated.

Common risk factors for developing high blood pressure include

  • Age
  • Race
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Family history
  • Excess sodium consumption
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress

A SwiftMD house call takes place in your home and involves a very detailed medical history, the doctor will be better able to determine what genetic and lifestyle factors might be contributing to your high blood pressure. They will also provide a comprehensive treatment plan to manage your hypertension which may include recommendations for diet modifications and exercise.

If they deem it necessary your doctor may prescribe medications to manage your high blood pressure. At the doctors’ discretion, they may also draw blood and send it to the lab for further testing or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation.

Book a doctor house call with a SwiftMD, if you have concerns about your blood pressure.

Fatigue

Fatigue is extreme, unrelenting tiredness, typically experienced after considerable physical or mental exertion or as a result of illness. Fatigue can impact your emotional and psychological well being and reduce your energy and motivation along with your ability to concentrate. Because fatigue is such a general symptom, it can often go unnoticed and persist for a considerable length of time before individuals seek treatment.

According to Mayo Clinic, some common lifestyle factors can contribute to fatigue, including:

  • Lack of exercise or excess exercise
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Jet lag
  • Certain medications, including antihistamines and antidepressants

Additionally, several medical  conditions can result in fatigue, including but not limited to:

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress

Because fatigue is a symptom associated with several medical conditions, it is important to have a thorough and complete evaluation by a licensed doctor to determine the proper diagnosis and ensure effective treatment.

 

During a house call, your doctor will perform a thorough exam and take a detailed medical history. Because your doctor will examine you in the full context of your home environment they will be better able to determine the underlying medical condition of environmental triggers resulting in your fatigue. With this knowledge, your doctor can craft a personalized treatment plan and advise you on the next steps to help you start to feel better

If your doctor deems it necessary they may prescribe medication to treat your condition or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.

If you are experiencing unexplained fatigue, don’t hesitate to book doctor house call with SwiftMD.

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