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General Medicine

Overview

Welcome to the Department of General Medicine

The Department provides cross-specialty care for patients with the entire gamut of clinical conditions. Backed by tremendous expertise in the field, our consultants aim to provide comprehensive and compassionate care across all dimensions from curative health to preventative health.

The Department of Medicine at Gleneagles Global Health City comprises highly efficacious physicians. Each is one of the best general medicine doctors in Chennai with us is an expert in his/her field, handpicked on the basis of vast experience, professional abilities and research in the subject making us one of the best hospitals for general medicine in Chennai. We examine our patients with great attention, focusing on accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases

General medicine specialties. General medicine covers the vast majority of hospital-based specialties. It is comprised of the prevention, diagnosis, and management of a wide range of diseases and hospital-based interventional procedures. Some of the including

  • Diabetes management
  • Mental health assessment
  • Education programs
  • Blood pressure and related conditions
  • Stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice
  • Respiratory diseases like asthma, allergies, lung infection, cough, sinusitis, tuberculosis, and pneumonia

At Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, we aim at adopting collaborative and comprehensive treatment measures to give you your normal life as quickly as possible.

We have one of the best heart transplant doctors in Chennai with many years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. The heart transplant specialists are well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to victims.

Why Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

  • Excellent Doctors

Our doctors are highly knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and will be there for you when you need them the most. Our goal is measured by the number of people in whom we restore the hope of a healthy tomorrow.

  • State-of-the-art Infrastructure

Streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, specialized and interdisciplinary care, and unparalleled simplicity of meeting every patient's health needs. We are committed to your well-being.

  • Cutting-edge Technology

Providing global access to advanced healthcare. We embrace high precision technologies for giving you a world-class healthcare experience. Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to personalized care.

Our Diagnostic Capabilities

Gleneagles Global Health City, one of the best hospitals for general medicine in Chennai, employs advanced diagnostic and assessment methods to understand the severity and cause of your diseases. The department offers preventive methods, education, and awareness under the guidance of a few of the best general medicine doctors in Chennai. In addition to this, we employ the finest infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities. To ensure that every patient receives the utmost care and treatment, we offer an accurate diagnosis, expert care and consultation with the top specialists.

Some of the basic health tests and that one needs to go through regularly are:

  • Basic Blood Test: It helps diagnose anaemia, infections, and even certain types of cancer. 
  • Blood Pressure Test: A test to help check your pressure spikes. Ideal reading should be below 120/80. 
  • Blood Sugar Test: A reading of less than 99 is normal; between 100 and 110 indicates pre-diabetes and higher than 110 indicates diabetes
  • Lipid Profile: Considered an accurate sign of your heart health, this blood test measures the total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL levels. The LDL and triglycerides should ideally be less than 130 and HDL less than 60
  • ECG Test: An electrocardiogram (ECG) test checks your heart beat and other factors to determine the risks of heart disease. 
  • Liver Function Test: To check the liver conditions, such as alcohol-induced liver damage, fatty liver, Hepatitis C and B.
  • Urine Analysis: It checks for the presence of proteins, sugar, and blood in the urine sample, which could indicate kidney disease.
  • Kidney Function Test: A high reading of serum creatinine may show impaired kidney function. 
  • Thyroid Function Tests: Certain blood tests are important in detecting underactive or overactive thyroid.
  • Test for Vitamin D Deficiency: It’s a test to determine Vitamin D deficiency which increases the risk of bone loss and osteoporosis in later years.
  • Test For Calcium: This blood test is used to measure bone metabolism. 
  • Uric Acid Test: It’s a blood check-up to detect gout and other issues related to raised levels of uric acid. 
  • Stool Occult Test: It tests for hidden blood in the sample of your body. It indicates bleeding in the abdomen, gut or rectum. 

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offer you tests like blood count, blood pressure test, blood sugar test, lipid profile, ECG test, liver function test, urine test, kidney function test, thyroid function tests, test for vitamin D deficiency, test for calcium, uric acid test, and stool occult test under expert. Our adept technicians, professional care, updated and friendly staff are ideal to guide you throughout your tests and diagnosis. Our wards have been upgraded with newest technologies to make your stay comfortable and make you feel at home.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best internal medicine hospitals in Chennai, as we are recognized for its expertise in treating all types of conditions. Additionally, our hospital houses a few of the best general medicine doctors in Chennai. They are backed by a team of dedicated staff, who are experienced and bring wide-ranging expertise in this field. 

What are the different diseases/conditions treated at the Department of General Medicine?

  • Acute respiratory infections
    Infections involving the upper respiratory tract (ears, nose, throat, and sinuses) or lower respiratory tract (trachea, bronchial tubes, and lungs), usually caused by a virus. Symptoms vary depending on which systems are affected.
  • Asthma
    During an asthma attack, the airways get narrower and fewer air flows to the lungs, causing symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. Asthma can be managed by avoiding things that bring on asthma symptoms and by taking medication to control symptoms and prevent attacks.
  • Bronchitis
    Treatment depends on the type and duration of bronchitis. For acute bronchitis, simple measures include resting, drinking fluids, taking aspirin or Tylenol to reduce a fever, and using a humidifier. For chronic bronchitis, inhaled medicines may be needed to open the airways and clear mucus.
  • Chest pain.
    Severe, sudden chest pain — especially if it accompanied by pain in the left upper arm, sweating, and nausea, or severe shortness of breath — requires immediate medical attention, as it may indicate a heart attack. Other causes of acute chest pain include pneumonia, bronchitis, gastritis, esophagitis, and asthma. Chronic chest pain can arise from many causes, including angina, hiatal hernia, gallbladder disease, ulcers, and chronic bronchitis.
  • Diabetes.
    Diabetes occurs when there is too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both. Depending on the type of diabetes, treatment may require daily insulin injections or drugs to increase insulin production, make insulin more effective, or slow absorption of glucose from the gut. Lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, exercise, and dietary changes, may also be important.
  • Fatigue
    Lack of energy is a common symptom with many possible causes, including anemia, sleep disorders, an underactive thyroid gland, and depression. Fatigue may also accompany other illnesses, including diabetes, congestive heart failure, and mononucleosis. A physical examination, medical history, and blood tests may be recommended to determine the underlying cause of persistent fatigue.
  • High blood cholesterol and triglycerides
    These are both lipid disorders in which the blood is carrying excess fatty substances. Lipid disorders increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Treatment may involve a low-fat diet, exercise, and weight loss. Medication may be required to reduce LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) and/or triglycerides to safe levels. Drugs may also be prescribed to raise HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol).
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
     While hypertension usually has no symptoms, treating it is important to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and other serious conditions. Treatment may include dietary changes, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, and medication.
  • Hypothyroidism
    An underactive thyroid gland. The thyroid gland regulates the body’s energy through thyroid hormones called T3 and T4. When the thyroid gland does not produce enough of these hormones, the body’s metabolism slows down. Symptoms include weight gain, tiredness, forgetfulness, dry skin and hair, and inability to stay warm. Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. It is treated with medication to restore adequate hormone levels.
  • Influenza
    A contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, tiredness, and stomach symptoms.
  • Menopause
    The transition period when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs, estrogen and progesterone levels decline, and menstruation gradually ceases. Symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive, and urinary tract infections. Non-hormonal medications such as antidepressants may also be helpful for mood swings, hot flashes, and other symptoms.
  • Migraine
    Severe, often disabling headache. In some cases, a migraine is preceded by a warning sign (aura) such as flashes of light or a blind spot. In addition to intense pain, a migraine may cause nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. There is no cure for migraines, but the frequency and severity of migraines can be reduced with medication.
  • Osteoarthritis
    In people with osteoarthritis, some of the cartilage is broken down or worn away, which allows the bones to rub together. The result is pain, swelling, and loss of motion. Strategies for minimizing discomfort and supporting joint health include rest, exercise, weight loss, and medication for pain and inflammation.
  • Osteoporosis
    Osteoporosis becomes more common with age, and it is more common in women. The risk of osteoporosis increases for women after menopause when estrogen levels drop. Osteoporosis usually has no symptoms, but it can be diagnosed easily with a bone mineral density test called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Drugs for osteoporosis can prevent or slow the rate of bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures.
  • Pneumonia
    Pneumonia is most likely to occur when a person’s defenses are weakened by an upper respiratory infection or influenza. Symptoms include cough, fever, chills, chest pain, shallow breathing, and shortness of breath. Pneumococcal vaccine prevents the most common type of pneumonia and is recommended for adults aged 65 or older and people with heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, and other conditions that increase vulnerability to pneumonia.

Our Doctors 

General medicine at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai brings together some of the best general medicine doctors in Chennai. They have the expertise and specialized skills, dealing with end-stage all the general problems. A thorough investigation is the first step in effective mental health procedures. Following the tests and analysis, the heart team will help the patient and caregivers understand the treatment given to them

Dr Ashwin Karupan

M.B.B.S, M.D (Internal Medicine)

Consultant

Dr Aafrin Shabbir

M.B.B.S, M.D (Internal Medicine)

Consultant

Dr Pavithra T

MBBS, MD

Junior Consultant

Dr N. Sudharsan

M.B.B.S, D.N.B (Medicine), PGDHS Diabetology), CCEBDM (Diabetology)

Senior Consultant

We are with you in your journey to better health

A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.

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