What Is Internal Medicine?
Internal medicine is a medical specialty in which physicians apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat adults with a very broad range of health concerns and diseases. Physicians who specialize in internal medicine are called internists or general internists.
Physicians specialising in internal medicine are called internists, who are specially trained in diagnosing complex and puzzling medical problems, in patients who have more than one disease. Internists also focus on promoting health and preventing diseases. Even though an internist can treat both common illness and complex health problems.
Internal medicine doctors are trained to provide:
- Precise diagnoses of and prompt treatment for a broad range of symptoms and diseases
- Expertise in conditions that affect any of the body's systems
- Guidance, counseling, and preventive interventions for improved overall health
- Life-long comprehensive care and palliative care
- Care for mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety caused by abnormal activities in the brain, a chronic disease, or hormonal imbalances
Some diseases and problems that are treated by doctors specialising in internal medicine are:
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood pressure
- Sinus Infections
- Immunity issues
- Kidney diseases
- Lung disorders