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The Department of Internal Medicine at Jupiter Hospital is a centre of excellence, offering across-the-board services for diagnosing, treating, and preventing a wide gamut of diseases in adults.
The Department of Internal Medicine at Jupiter Hospital is a centre of excellence, offering across-the-board services for diagnosing, treating, and preventing a wide gamut of diseases in adults. The department is backed by leading-edge innovations, best-in-class facilities and a dedicated team of board-certified physicians, who are immensely specialized in their field.
The team strives to offer a personalized treatment plan that is curated in the best interest of the patient while adhering to stringent benchmarks of quality and safety. The team works in close coordination with experts from different specialities, following a multidisciplinary approach. Depending upon the overall evaluation and assessment the patient is then recommended to the speciality department.
The internal medicine department works in association with the following super speciality departments,
- Infectious disease
- Critical Care
What is Internal medicine?
Internal medicine is a medical speciality that aims at offering primary and consultative care to adults suffering from a wide spectrum of diseases. This includes prevention, diagnosis, assessment and non-surgical treatments.
Why to choose Jupiter?
The Internal Medicine department aims at offering broad areas of care under one roof to make it easier for patients for quality healthcare.
- Examining patients physically and asking questions related to their health. Your personal medical history may also be taken into account.
- Recommending patients to see a specialist in case the problem needs a more specialised approach. Our internists work in close collaboration with the specialists to make sure you receive the best care and treatment and that all your health problems are addressed.
- Getting all the medical tests and screening done to reach a solid conclusion which helps to devise a personalized treatment protocol as per your requirement
- Offering genuine healthcare information to the patients to keep them educated about their condition. We make sure that the patient knows each and everything that concerns him/her and no decision will be taken without your acknowledgement and permission.
- Prescribing medicines or even invasive treatments to get rid of the problem completely or to simply help with the symptoms.
Areas of expertise
- Abdominal pain - It can affect people of any age group and may be triggered by multiple reasons. The problem may be acute or may gradually develop over a long period of time. Abdominal pain is usually associated with gastrointestinal problems like constipation, gas and diarrhoea. The patient may also experience other symptoms like nausea, fever, chills and vomiting alongside. Abdominal [pain is usually treated by addressing the underlying cause.
- Dengue - It is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is marked by symptoms like headache, rash and musculoskeletal pain. These symptoms usually become evident after 3 to 14 days following the infection and the patient is likely to recover within 2 to 7 days. In some cases, the condition may aggravate resulting in more severe symptoms and even result in dengue hemorrhagic fever.
- Malaria - It is a potentially life-threatening disease that spreads via mosquito bites. Initially, the patient may experience symptoms like fever, chills and headache, which generally present within 10 to 15 days after the bite. The symptoms are often mistaken for some other condition, as these tend to be mild.
- Vomiting - Vomiting is not a disease, but rather a symptom that could be could be caused by a variety of underlying factors, some of which could be related to your gastrointestinal health. Vomiting can also be caused by hangovers, pregnancy, vertigo and other non-gastrointestinal reasons.
- Arthritis - It is an umbrella term for a variety of conditions marked by inflammation and pain in the joints, which is caused by their gradual degeneration. Arthritis and other joint issues are very common in elderlies, but these can affect small children as well. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, that include gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathies.
- Cholesterol - It is an important fat, present in the body, that is crucial for the production of bile and vitamin D. Though it is present in the body in very small amounts, sometimes its level can rise, giving rise to potentially serious health issues. Excessive cholesterol can cause the arteries to become clogged, thereby obstructing the flow of blood through them.
- Congestive Heart Failure - The condition is triggered by disrupted blood flow to the heart, which interferes with the overall circulation of blood. The condition is caused by the weakening of the heart muscles owing to an underlying disease or ailment. People suffering from the problem are likely to present with symptoms like fatigue, weakness and breathlessness.
- COPD - It stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The condition is potentially serious and progressive in nature. It is marked by breathing difficulties due to an obstruction in the airways. The condition is very common in people who smoke or are exposed to various irritants like air pollution and chemical fumes on a regular basis.
- Dermatitis - It is a common term used for skin irritation and inflammation which may be caused by various different reasons and range from mild redness to severe rashes. The most common types of dermatitis include atopic dermatitis, which cannot be cured but is managed with the help of lifelong medication, and contact dermatitis, which only lasts for a couple of days or weeks.
- Diabetes - It is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The condition is marked by the inability of the body to produce enough insulin or utilize the same for breaking carbohydrates into glucose. Diabetes can be of various different types, that include - Type 1 diabetes, Type- 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes. Extreme variation in glucose levels can result in hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.
- General malaise and fever - General malice is marked by a feeling of unexplained uneasiness and discomfort. Both the problems can be an indication of an underlying respiratory condition like flu, strep throat, bronchitis and sinusitis. People with these symptoms may gradually develop other symptoms like runny nose, headache and sore throat.
- Hypertension - It refers to high blood pressure, a condition marked by the elevated pressure of blood in the vessels, which may be caused by multiple reasons. The condition, if not managed properly, can lead to serious complications. Many people suffering from hypertension do not experience any major symptoms and this is the reason why it is considered to be a silent killer.
- Sinusitis - The condition is marked by an inflammation in the lining of the paranasal sinuses, which, in extreme cases, can lead to bacterial infection. Depending upon the location, the sinus can be classified as maxillary, frontal, ethmoid and sphenoid, whereas on the basis of duration, it can be classified as acute, subacute, chronic and recurrent.
- UTI - It stands for urinary tract infection, a condition that involves the organs of the urinary tract. It is more common in women as compared to men and may vary in terms of adversity and recurrence. UTI is generally marked by symptoms like painful urination, traces of blood in urine, frequent urge to urinate and fever.
- Obesity - It is a very common problem that affects people across the globe and has been associated with multiple diseases and ailments. The treatment for obesity includes a dietary modification that focuses on a calorie deficit, increasing daily activity levels or surgery in extreme cases. Obesity could also be linked to underlying health issues like thyroid and PCOS.
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