General Medicine also called Internal medicine, deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in adults, which are non-surgical and related to internal organs. The doctors who are specialised in general medicine are known as physicians or internists.. A general medicine doctor identifies the symptoms & then proceeds to treat the condition accordingly.. Based on the patients complaints the doctor might want to examine the patient or order lab tests. Lab Tests are important in general / internal medicine for proper diagnosis & medication.
Why online consultation can help?
Sometimes, when the patient feels the symptoms of any illness, and is caught up with some work, the patient can consult the doctor immediately with the help of online consultation. Also, another reason can be if the patient lives alone, and suddenly feels unwell, rather than worrying about how to see a doctor, the patient can directly contact the doctor online, and get instant help. There’s no need to stand in the long queues or take appointment at a physician’s clinic as most common health issues can be treated easily with online consultation.
What Do Our Gen Med Doctors treat?
Our Internists/Gen Med Doctors/Family Medicine Specialists, are trained to manage complex multisystem disease conditions. They manage serious acute illnesses that sometimes affect multiple organ systems at the same time in a single patient. They also diagnose and tackle different ailments such as fatigue, fever, cough, asthma, abdominal pain, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome etc.
Acid reflux is not limited to any age or gender, and can happen to anyone. The common causes for acid reflux are hiatal hernia, lying down after having meals, obesity, eating citrus fruits, drinking carbonated drinks, caffeine, smoking, taking high doses of painkillers, H. Pylori infection etc.
The symptoms of Acid reflux are bloating, regurgitation, hiccups, burping, nausea, sore throat, etc. It can also be treated with medications or change in nutrition and lifestyle.
An underactive is also known as low thyroid or hypothyroidism. It is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn‚Äôt generate sufficient hormones. It may happen because the patient has undergone thyroid surgical treatment. Another reason can be that the patient experiences inflammation in the thyroid gland due to autoimmune ailments or any medication. The probabilities of suffering from hypothyroidism are even higher if there has been a similar clinical history in the family.
During fever, we experience fatigue and cold due to a sudden rise in body temperature.
As the fever comes down, we start feeling sweaty and better. The causes of fever can be due to viral or bacterial, reactions to drugs and vaccines, and change in weather among some of the common ones.
Generally, fever is classified by its severity,
and also by the amount of time, it persists
Acute (Less than 7 days)
Sub-acute (more than a week but not more than 14 days)
Chronic (Persistent fever lasting for over 14 days)
Commons symptoms in fever include shiv
Diarrhoea or loose motions as it is commonly called, is the condition in which the body passes watery stool as a result of infection. The most common cause for infection can be contaminated food or water which may result in a viral, bacterial or parasitic attack. Common symptoms associated withDiarrhoea include belly cramps, loose/watery stools, vomiting , fever and nausea. It can be tackled easily if a doctor is consulted immediately after the symptoms appear.
Cough: Frequent and persistent coughing generally indicates an infection or a chronic inflammatory condition like bronchitis or COA
Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the blood vessels is persistently elevated.High blood pressure typically does not cause symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure, however, can lead to coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and dementia.
Low Blood Pressure causes fatigue and dizziness due to the lack of effective blood movement in the body. One of the most common triggers of low bp is standing up sudde