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Disorders that can Affect Your Kidneys

The kidney’s function is to filter out waste and excess fluids from your blood. When they are severely damaged, dangerous levels of fluids, electrolytes, and waste can build up. Treatment essentially focuses on slowing the damage, but certain health conditions can make damage inevitable. Take control of your health with AFC Urgent Care Norwalk. Visit […]

By |March 26th, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Disorders that can Affect Your Kidneys

Is Lyme Disease Chronic?

Chronic Lyme disease, also known as post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, is a condition that develops when a person who’s had antibiotic therapy treatment for Lyme disease symptoms persists. Of the people treated with antibiotics as recommended, up to 20% will continue to experience disease symptoms after treatment. There’s still a cloud of mystery over chronic […]

By |March 19th, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is Lyme Disease Chronic?

Foods that Improve Heart Health

Eating a healthy diet can help keep you from developing heart disease later in life or preventing current heart conditions from worsening. Certain foods can impact cholesterol levels, blood pressure, inflammation, and more. If you are concerned with your heart health, visit AFC Urgent Care Norwalk to speak with one of our physicians. Our doctors […]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Foods that Improve Heart Health

How Can I Keep My Respiratory System Healthy?

Respiratory illnesses are contagious. This is why you see medical experts emphasizing the importance of sneezing into your elbow to stop spreading germs. It’s important to maintain your health while COVID-19 is still happening. Until you can get the vaccine, be sure to maintain your distance from others and wear a mask. If you begin […]

By |February 8th, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Can I Keep My Respiratory System Healthy?

Tips for Overcoming Seasonal Depression

Seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression, happens to millions of Americans every Winter. It happens due to a drop in temperature keeping people inside and the lack of sunlight giving you vitamin D. Seasonal affective disorder occurs primarily in Winter. If you experience symptoms beyond that, you likely have depression. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk specializes […]

By |January 25th, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Tips for Overcoming Seasonal Depression

How Can I Stay Safe from COVID in 2021?

COVID-19 is still here, and it may be a few months before the general public can get vaccinated. Staying healthy and avoiding the spread is still as important now as it was in 2020. With new information popping up everyday, public health officials are able to provide accurate and up-to-date information. If you have been […]

By |January 25th, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Can I Stay Safe from COVID in 2021?

What are Common Winter Illnesses in Kids?

Children are more likely to catch contagious illnesses during the cold winter months than at any other time of year. Between going to school and daycare, there are plenty of opportunities for children to get sick from each other. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is here to help you understand the differences between each illness to […]

By |December 31st, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What are Common Winter Illnesses in Kids?

Can COVID cause Bronchitis?

Bronchitis occurs when the lining of your bronchial becomes inflamed and swollen. It causes a cough that produces mucus and overall congestion in your chest. Most bronchitis cases are caused by other viruses. This means that COVID can cause bronchitis, especially since a common symptom of COVID is a cough. If you think you may […]

By |December 15th, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Can COVID cause Bronchitis?

What should I do if my fever gets worse?

Having a fever is not an illness itself but rather an immune reaction to a bacterial infection and other illnesses. Overheating in hot weather can cause heatstroke and can significantly raise your body temperature. While most people find fevers concerning, it aids the immune system to fight off infections that stem from harmful bacteria, viruses, […]

By |November 15th, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What should I do if my fever gets worse?

What causes a sore throat?

A sore throat involves pain and irritation in the throat and can be the symptom of a disease. When you try to swallow, the pain gets more intense. The majority of sore throats are a result of viral infections like the common cold or flu. Usually, sore throats heal by themselves over the passage of […]

By |November 15th, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What causes a sore throat?