At SLG, our clinical care for people of all ages including adolescents is served with a hands-on approach and with undivided attention providing a range of non-surgical treatments from the smallest problems that people most often take for granted such as colds, coughs, fevers, migraines, pains etc. to complex infectious diseases, immunological diseases, digestive disorders, diabetes, heart and lung diseases and more.
Our Department of General Medicine provides comprehensive services for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of a wide range of diseases as well as hospital-based interventional procedures. Our scope of expertise encompasses cardiology, dermatology, immunology, neurology, and tropical medicine, among many others. Not surprisingly, SLG has emerged as one of the best hospitals in Hyderabad for General Medicine.
Under the exemplary care of renowned doctors and specialists who use a multidisciplinary approach, and highly skilled support staff who are trained in the fields of health monitoring, special treatment and preventive medicine, you can be rest assured that your health is in the best hands.
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General Medicine is a medical speciality that is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of acute as well as chronic diseases affecting any part of the body. Doctors who specialize in General Medicine are called Physicians or General Internists.
While a General Physician’s scope of services is very extensive, some common examples of care they provide include:
- Routine screenings
- Treating illness and injuries
- Mental health checks
- Managing long-term (chronic) illness
- References to specialists
- Follow-up care
During your appointment, a Physician would typically:
- Assess your health
- Discuss medical history and symptoms
- Run diagnostic tests
- Develop a treatment plan
- Advise you about any lifestyle changes
- Give you thorough information about your condition and treatment
- Prescribe medication
- Refer you to a specialist or arrange a follow-up appointment
The common standbys are always true: Diet and exercise are key ingredients in a healthy lifestyle. But did you realize that getting a good night’s sleep is also vital for good health? Your Physician will help you identify positive behaviors you may have overlooked that are pertinent to your well-being.
- Avoid aerated beverages.
- Exercise regularly and lead an active lifestyle.
- Eat nuts that are good for your heart, such as walnuts, almonds and unsalted peanuts.
- Don’t skip breakfast. Make sure you have a serving of whole grains or fruit.
- Wash your hands often to avoid infections.
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Find ways to beat stress and lower your blood pressure. Relax with deep breathing, yoga or meditation.
- Regular health checkups & doctor visits.
- Exercise for at least 45 minutes every day( at least 5 days in a week)
- Maintain proper meal timings
- Have small and frequent meals
- Have lots of vegetables in each meal
- Include sprouted grains everyday as a pre-meal salad/ intermediary snack
- Prefer food preparation methods like steaming/pressure cooking/ boiling to frying
- Prefer wheat/ jowar / ragi / maize-based preparations and whole legumes like chana, moong, rajma, soya, green peas to rice or maida-based preparations and dals because of their high in fiber content.
Apart from medication, lifestyle changes can help you in lowering blood pressure.
- Eat a healthier diet with less salt. Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables prevent narrowing of blood vessels.
- Exercise regularly for at least 40 minutes.
- Quit smoking
- Limit the amount of alcohol consumed
- Maintain healthy weight or lose weight if you’re overweight or obese
- Manage stress
Some of the common side effects and risks of anaesthesia, include:
Dizziness | Nausea | Vomiting | A feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering | Temporary memory loss | Temporary effects on the patient’s concentration | Slowed reflexes | Bladder problems | Confusion | Bruising | Soreness | Sore throat | Breathing problems | Severe allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis | Regaining consciousness during the surgery (on rare occasions)
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol for at least 20 seconds, avoid large crowds or gatherings, wear a mask and maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others when you’re outside, stay at home as much as possible, avoid touching your face, and get plenty of sleep which helps support your immune system. Importantly, get vaccinated with the recommended dose.
Always remember the 3 key words – SMS (Sanitizing , Masking, Social Distancing).
Just as eating, drinking and breathing, sleep is vital for maintaining good mental health and for our physical well-being. It also helps us to recover mentally from physical exertion.