General Medicine

General Medicine


At Lifeline Hospital, the Department of Internal Medicine provides the comprehensive primary care and outpatient services to the patients suffering from a wide range of diseases.

We have certified physicians of internal medicine, trained nurses, pediatrics and geriatrics physicians, medical assistants and highly skilled support staff.

Department of internal medicine is well equipped to manage chronic health conditions like heart diseases, diabetes. Also, treat an acute illness like joint pain and respiratory infections.

What is General Medicine?

It is also known as general medicine. It involves treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diseases in adults. Physicians specialized in internal medicine are known as internists or simply physicians. They are skilled in managing patients having multi-system disorders. Physicians take care of hospitalized, and ambulatory do research. Internal medicine patients are seriously ill and need more complex diagnosis and investigations.

Sub Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease -Heart and vascular system
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Pulmonary Disease - lungs and respiratory system
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Nephrology - kidneys
  • Infectious Disease - viral, fungal, bacterial and parasitic infections
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cancer
  • Rheumatology -joints and musculoskeletal system
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Hematology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Gastroenterology - gastrointestinal system, gall bladder and liver

Medical Procedure

  • Allergy Shots
    These are injections a patient receives at regular intervals to reduce allergy. It is the part of immunotherapy.
  • Allergy Skin Tests
    During this test, our expert observes your skin for signs of an allergic reaction after exposing it to allergens.
  • Blood Pressure Test
    It calculates the pressure in your arteries, and it can be a part of a routine doctor's appointment or act as a screening test for hypertension.
  • C-Reactive Protein Test
    It determines the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) which increases inflammation in the body. It also evaluates the risk of developing a coronary artery disease.
  • Cytochrome P450 Tests
    It is used to determine how your body processes a drug.
  • Haemoglobin Test
    It calculates the amount of haemoglobin present in the blood.

Common Conditions

  • Common cold:
    a runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, sore throat, headache, and cough, etc.
  • Fever: Elevated body temperature above the normal range of 97.7 - 99.5 degree Fahrenheit (36.5-37.5°C).
  • Stomach ache:
    It is associated with acute disorders or serious diseases.
  • Abdominal pain:
    It can happen due to enlargement of an organ, inflammation, or a decrease in blood supply to an organ.
  • Diarrhea or loose motions:
    A patient has three or more loose bowel movements in a day.
  • Headache:
    The pain that occurs anywhere in the region of the head or neck.

Available Treatments

  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung fibrosis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Liver disease including alcoholic liver disease
  • Cerebrovascular accident (strokes)
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Dementia
  • Anaemia
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary disease y

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Bring all of your medications before surgery.
  • Follow specific instructions about routine medications, insulin, or blood thinners.
  • Do not eat or drink anything before eight hours of operation.
  • Do not chew gum.
  • Shower to minimize the infection and wear comfortable clothing.
  • Do not wear jewellery.
  • Do not wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • Arrange for a responsible person to take you home.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Make arrangements for someone to stay with you for 24 hours after surgery.
  • Take utmost caution before performing any activity that could be harmful to your body.
  • Drink fluids to in optimum quantities.
  • Follow a healthy diet.
  • Do not use carbonated beverages.
  • Take prescribed medications
  • Keep dressing area clean and dry.
  • Do not lift heavy things.
  • DO not travel at least for ten days.
  • Do not use the bathtub for 6 weeks.

If you have any problems with general medicines, then please discuss this with our surgeon.

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