Top Five Diagnoses in the ER

1. Hypertension

Or as you probably call it, high blood pressure. More than 700,000 people in our state have high blood pressure.

2. Bronchitis

While acute bronchitis is common and lasts just a few days, chronic bronchitis is much more serious and is one of the conditions of COPD, which affects more than 140,000 in this state.

3. Hyperkalemia

Too much potassium in your blood. Often caused by kidney disease. Our state ranks among the top in the nation for incidences of kidney disease.

4. Dehydration

A variety of symptoms can cause severe dehydration such as fever, vomiting/diarrhea, excessive sweating and increased urination. This is especially a concern for the very young and the elderly.

5. Chest Pain

While chest pain may be a sign of something as minor as gas, it is also a symptom of a heart attack and should be taken seriously. Our ER staff are experts, with data and awards to prove it, at saving the lives of heart attack victims.