If you’ve watched any movie or TV show that involved someone getting rescued from a mishap, chances are there’s an ambulance with emergency medical personnel in it arriving at the site where the incident happened. You may not have related that much to any ambulance scene though as you’ve never had to ride in one yourself. However, there might come a time when you may need to call an ambulance to transport you or anyone you know to the nearest hospital. Here are some low key signs that you should take note of when you should call an ambulance if you’re not sure.
1. Your chest had suddenly tightened either during or after working out at your local gym.
You’re doing your usual workout routines at your local gym when you’ve suddenly felt as if someone is squeezing your chest tight. However, the chest pressure that you felt may have been painless. You may thus have thought you’re getting tired after your workout. Regardless if you’re feeling any pain or not while you’re experiencing chest pressure, you should call an ambulance immediately.
2. You’ve had a severe allergic reaction to something.
Most allergic reactions have mild symptoms ranging from an itching to stuffy nose. On the other hand, your severe allergic reaction to something may be accompanied by symptoms such as rapid reddening of your face as well as swelling of your lips and tongue, to name but a few.
Your severe allergic reaction to something may lead to constriction of your airway which can threaten your life. If this happens to you, take some antihistamines and call an ambulance right away.
3. Anyone you know had turned unconscious after drinking too much alcohol.
Despite its initial ability to turn one into a lively version of themselves, alcohol is technically classified as a depressant since it slows down one’s breathing and heart rate. Anyone you know might be an inveterate drinker and think they can take on those hard drinks with their high alcohol content. However, after taking one too many shots of some hard drinks, that same person might have suddenly blacked out and fallen asleep. As you’re with them the whole time, you might have decided to wake them up. Unfortunately, they aren’t responsive at all no matter how hard you’ve tried. If anyone you know isn’t waking up at all after having drunk too much alcohol, you should call an ambulance as soon as possible.
The market for ambulance services worldwide is expected to reach more than 42 million dollars by 2024. After all, not everyone can drive themselves to a hospital’s emergency room. If you’re not sure whether you may need to call an ambulance or not, the above-listed signs should help you decide faster as to what to do in case you get sick or injured. You might be surprised to find out though that riding in an ambulance can get rather expensive in which is why you’ll need to take out health insurance with ambulance cover that can shoulder any costs that you’ll incur after being transported to the nearest hospital.
Jessica is a professional health expert who works for some major health industry giants. She currently writes for Membersown and is dedicated to helping people learn more about health related topics along the journey. When she’s not a health advocate, she enjoys some down time traveling or talking with family.