Internal Medicine Promotes Holistic Health Care

What are the ways to strengthen, tone the back or more specifically the lower back of the body? It is regular exercise, which is meant to add elasticity to the muscles for any kind of bend or any other posture. Exercise, of any kind which is practiced should either be aimed to add overall physical strength or to restore, rejuvenate function for some area of the body.

With the rapidly growing world, health care organizations have to constantly keep up with new and improved ways of treatment. The demand for doctors and specialists has always been high and still continues to do so. Individuals specialize in surgery and medicine for at least three to seven or more years gaining knowledge over preventive, diagnosis and treatment.

According to experts; “Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness” – acponline.org

The word originates from a German term “Innere Medizin”; this became popular in Germany in the 1900’s which described physicians who used a combination of science with care. Later this was brought into The United States in the 20th century, therefore being named as “internal Medicine”.

They are also referred to as ‘Internists’, it is not the same as ‘interns’ who assist doctors in their first year of residency training. Internists are physicians with a postgraduate training in internal medicine trained solely for treating adults in surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics etc.

Internal medicine doctors include treatment of internal health with specializations. Cardiologists deal with treatment of the cardiovascular system, Nephrology in Pune specializes in taking care of the Kidney (CKD) which is a rising concern in developing countries. Pulmonology deals with lung and respiratory system. Most internal medicine is not limited to medicinal treatments only, surgeries if required is also conducted. These processes include bronchoscopy, endoscopy or even Angioplasty. Internists are extremely knowledgeable about the inner working of the human body and provide holistic treatments. Internal medicine aims to treat the disease with the application of medication before advising surgery. Since internal medicine deals with the extremely ill patients their service is mostly needed in hospitals.

In today’s complex living standards and lifestyle, internal medicine acts as a boon to the general health care of a given area.

Some of the sub-specialization that internists can opt for post medical school:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine

The benefits of having Internists or the use of Internal medicine can be many folds however to note them down they would be; their approach is sensitive while responding to human suffering and vulnerability. Evidence based scientific approach of Internal Medicine promotes holistic health care. In India with the population growing rapidly individuals are prone to multiple diseases affecting different organs, keeping this in mind, Internists having complete knowledge are required more than Specializes doctors, especially in rural areas.

Noble Hospital is one such hospital which aims at developing the health care industry overall. This is to be achieved by generating and creating awareness about common medical aspects, diseases, treatments along with world class health care services provided at their hospital located in Pune.