Headache And Shortness Of Breath?
Hello, a few weeks ago I experienced an incident. My head hit the parking doorstop, I checked 2x but the doctor said that everything was safe because during the incident until now I have never fainted and have severe nausea or vomiting. But now I feel my head is suddenly very heavy with tightness. I have requested a referral from a different doctor for CTscan but the doctor feels no need because my condition is safe, is that really safe? Then the condition of the head is heavy And tightness is that the effect of other pain? Please explain, thank you
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. A CT scan is usually required for patients with head injuries, but not all patients, especially if you use health insurance. Patients undergoing CT scans are usually at high risk, for example, in addition to the impact, bleeding is found, nosebleeds, patients are unconscious, amnesia or forgetfulness, severe vomiting, double or unfocused vision, and pain head that is really unbearable so it can not move at all.
In your case, if the danger signal is not found, it is only natural that your doctor does not recommend it because this examination is also not cheap and can burden the patient. But if you really want to, you can still do the inspection, by paying in person.
Apart from that, other possibilities of the emergence of a heavy head feeling and tightness can occur due to other conditions, such as:
Anxiety disorders, stress Migraines or headaches next to Anemia or lack of red blood cells High blood pressure Physical fatigue Dehydration or lack of fluids
Our advice, it will be easier for you if you check your condition with a general practitioner and tell you your condition, to then do an initial examination and given treatment according to the results of the doctor's examination, which if it does not improve, you return to control and if it does not improve too , your doctor will determine where you should be referred. At the specialist doctor, you also do the same with the control routine, and later if indeed no abnormalities are found but your complaints are still persistent, maybe the doctor will eventually do a CT scan on you.
Meanwhile, avoid cigarette smoke and stress, get enough rest, do not need to worry too much, consume over-the-counter pain relievers by reading the rules of use listed, and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.