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Department of Internal Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Common

Treatments
Below are the treatment options for Common Cold:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Anti allergy medications

Fever:

Treatments
If the fever doesn’t cause any discomfort, then it should not be treated. Doctor may prescribe some fever-reducing medications to reduce the body temperature.

Headache:

Treatments
Tension headaches are caused by factors such as neck strain, stress, and anxiety. The treatment for tension headaches involves eliminating the stressful situation, if possible. Some other treatments to relieve headaches are:

  • Medications
  • Head Massages
  • Acupuncture
  • For any severe headache which is associated with vomiting/sleep and altered conscious level, one should see the doctor immediately

Loose

Treatments
If the patient is suffering from severe dehydration due to diarrhoea, he/she is given intravenous line to replace body fluids. Morbidity in diarrhoea is often because of loss of fluid from body leading to various complications, more often than not diarrhoea. If the bowel movement persists, see the doctor and avoid diarrhoea stopping medications. Antibiotics may also be given to treat severe diarrhoea caused by bacteria.

Stomach

Treatments
Antacaids can be taken. But if there is no relief, see the doctor for further evaluation.

Diabetes:

Treatments
Below are the treatment options available for controlling Diabetes:

  • Regular exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Quit smoking
  • Diabetic diet
  • Oral medication or insulin

Uncontrolled

Treatments
The most important treatment is to slow the progression of diabetes complications by keeping blood sugar levels under control and to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

Auto-

Treatments
Types of Rheumatic diseases are as follows:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – Sevo Positive/Sevo Negative RA
  • Psorciatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Reactive Arthritis

These diseases involve specialist care and a long term follow up. Treatments for Rheumatic diseases include medications to improve symptoms and control of disease.

Along with medications, other treatments available are:

  • Regular exercise
  • Balanced diet
  • Stress reduction
  • Rest

Hypertension:

Treatments
Below are the treatment options available to treat Hypertension:

  • Regular exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Quitting smoking
  • Less consumption of salt
  • Eating a heart-healthy diet
  • Medication