Why Is the Immune System Important for Fighting the Flu?

April 30, 2021

We are entering into the colder months, and you know what that means? Flu season is headed our way in full force! Our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock wants you to know how your immune system plays a role in fighting off the flu virus, as well as other ways you can prevent the flu this season. Why Is the Immune System Important to the Human Body? The immune system is made up ...

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What Exactly Is Asthma?

April 30, 2021

Asthma is an extremely common respiratory condition. In fact, about one in 13 Americans have asthma, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock wants to you to know how you can eliminate asthma triggers this fall, as well as ways to prevent asthma attacks overall. Why Is Asthma Worse in the Fall? Many times people consider spring and summer to be the time of more asthma attacks because of the higher ...

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What Do Sports Do for Children?

April 30, 2021

Who is ready for a new sports season? We are! How about you? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock is here to help keep your young athlete safe while on the field this sports season! What Can Be Done to Prevent Sports Injury? Sports hold so many benefits for kids. However, they do also come with a risk of injuries. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of injury ...

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What Causes Bronchitis?

April 30, 2021

It's cold and flu season, but there are also other illnesses at play—including bronchitis. Each year, around 10% of the United States population visit the doctor with bronchitis, accounting for some 10 million office visits. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock wants to share some insight about the condition, including its symptoms and how it's treated. Who Gets Bronchitis? That's a trick question—anyone can get bronchitis. This inflammation ...

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What Causes a Bacterial Infection?

April 30, 2021

When our bodies are fighting an illness, that illness could be due to a virus or to a bacterial infection. But what's the difference? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock would like to share some insight. Read on as we take a look. What Is the Difference Between a Bacterial Infection and a Virus? It's really pretty simple—if your illness is caused by a bacteria, it's a bacterial infection ...

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What Can I Do to Prevent Tick Bites?

April 30, 2021

The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And the ticks are biting? The last thing you should have to worry about in the summer are tick bites. Unfortunately, though, they are a reality, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock wants to offer some tips on prevention. Why Do I Need to Worry About Ticks? Well, a tick bite in and of itself may just be annoying. But ticks can ...

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How Can I Stop Stress Incontinence?

April 28, 2021

November is known as Bladder Health Month! Are you experiencing the symptoms of stress incontinence? If so, you're not alone, because this bladder health issue is very common. Our AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock want to take a look this month at this type of incontinence, including how it's treated. What Causes Stress Incontinence? Although stress incontinence can be diagnosed in both men and women, it affects more women. In fact, the American ...

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How Can I Start Boosting My Immune System?

April 28, 2021

We will soon be entering into a new season, which includes school and colder weather. With those changes, we can also start to experience more sickness, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock wants to offer you tips on how you can start building a stronger immune system. What Is the Main Purpose of the Immune System? Our body's immune system is our main line of defense when it comes ...

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How To Treat Sinus Pain and Prevent It

January 28, 2021

Sinus pain is one of the most irritating and painful things an individual can go through. You may suffer from a sinus infection when you have a cold or are experiencing a seasonal allergy. People suffering from a sinus infection must usually deal with clogged nasal passages. This can sometimes make it difficult to breathe and leads to severe headaches and pain in the nose and face. Sometimes the symptoms worsen, and a person may ...

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What Are the Most Used Urgent Care Services?

November 19, 2020

Urgent care medicine is a newer branch of the healthcare industry and not everyone is exactly sure what services are offered. Urgent care centers can treat nearly any injury or illness that isn’t life threatening, but that’s still pretty vague. The services that are most commonly used at an urgent care center will give you a better understanding of what exactly they offer, so let’s dig a little deeper! Illness Treatment A ...

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