What's Going Around

By: Lauren Evans Email
By: Lauren Evans Email

We start in Lansing, where Dr. Earl Reisdorff at Ingham Regional Medical Center is treating viral gastroenteritis.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps are the symptoms.

To treat gastroenteritis, drink plenty of clear fluids and get a lot of rest.

People generally don't need medical treatment, but you do need to see a doctor if you get severely dehydrated.

Dr. Reisdorff and other doctors at Ingham Regional are also seeing an uptick in heart attacks.

Chest pain or pressure, tightness, squeezing, burning, aching or heaviness in the chest lasting longer than 10 minutes are signs of a heart attack. So are shortness of breath, profuse sweating, dizziness, muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting, a choking sensation or a feeling of impending doom.

If you think you're having a heart attack, seek medical help immediately.

Start chewing an aspirin at the onset of symptoms, as you head to the emergency room. Be sure to tell the E.R. if you have done so.

December and January are the deadliest months for heart attack. Cold weather constricts the blood vessels, increasing the risk. Add that to snow shoveling exertion, and the heart can be in trouble, especially for people in high risk groups.

Dr. Bernice Pritchett at Allegiance Family Medicine in Jackson is seeing a huge drop in patients presenting flu-like symptoms. She is also reporting patients still coming in to get the seasonal flu and swine flu shots.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Gordon C. Location: Mason on Dec 29, 2009 at 06:43 AM
    Gargle with 3% Hydrogen peroxide (Without Stabilizers) for oral use 2-3 times a day . Do not rinse afterward thus leaving your body to absorb the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide as white blood cells. You will fell better in less then 24 hours. Visit this Google link and investigate all links from that page. http://www.google.com/search?q=hydrogen peroxide benefits&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8 I have eliminated a few health probleems in less then 21 days. Stomach & Colon Before prescription drugs the doctorss for over 90 years used 3% Hydrogen peroxide as your ticket to health. The 3% Hydropgen Peroxide with Stablizers will kill you slowly make sure you use the version for Oral Use.
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 80202822 - wilx.com/a?a=80202822
Gray Television, Inc.