A regularly scheduled physical is critical to ensuring your body is functioning properly and to head off any potential problems that may occur or that may not have been found until symptoms arise. HealthFirst conducts different types of physicals. Whether you need an annual checkup, a physical for a sport you are beginning to play or before applying for a CDL license, HealthFirst can take care of it for you! Call us today to schedule an appointment.
These days, a lot of men, women & children consume unhealthy, processed foods rather than healthy foods that contain the nutrients our bodies require to stay healthier. It is not uncommon for most adults to work long hours and are too tired or get home too late to want to take the time to cook a healthy meal. This results in a quick dinner on the way home, or a drive thru the nearest fast food restaurant. This is ok if done occasionally, but if done daily or several days a week, it can have a detrimental effect of your body. Take the time to assess what you eat and make an effort for a few weeks to eat differently. After a few weeks, it will become a habit and the results should be amazing. Call HealthFirst of Aiken to schedule an assessment.
Advanced Nerve Testing
In order to properly diagnose and treat certain issues, a nerve test may be required. This is done by placing surface electrodes on your skin in different areas of your body. The test is not painful, though you may feel a little discomfort, but will send electrical impulses to your nerves so that we can determine the reaction time of the nerves and how fast the impulses are traveling through your body. A consult will be scheduled to determine if this will be needed in your particular situation. Call HealthFirst of Aiken today to schedule your consult.
Upper Respiratory Tract Swab
If you or the doctor suspect you have and Upper Respiratory Infection or URI, a sample will need to be taken and tested. This procedure is pretty simple and involves a swab of the nose and/or throat. The upper respiratory tract consists of the nose, throat, pharynx, larynx, and bronchi. The test will be conducted to confirm the infection as well as the type of infection. The most common URI is the common cold. Other URI are; sinusitis, pharyngitis, epiglottitis, and tracheobronchitis. If you suspect you have a URI, please contact HealthFirst of Aiken to schedule an appointment.
Viral and Bacterial Tests
Is your infection viral or bacterial? Generally, this can be determined with a blood test. Why does is matter when an infection is an infection? Great question! The answer is in the way they are treated. Bacterial infections are generally treated with a prescription for antibiotics. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections, though they will help alleviate some of the symptoms that come with the virus, which may be where the confusion comes in. Call HealthFirst of Aiken for an appointment today and we'll find out what ails you and get you back on the road to wellness.