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General Medicine & Geriatrics
General Medicine or Internal Medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various long term as well as short term diseases.
Geriatrics focuses on healthcare for old people.
Shanmuga multi speciality hospital in Salem runs a fully equipped ICU and a fully automated laboratory in this department. The Intensive Care Unit is managed by a critical care physician and an anesthetist.
Treatments offered in this specialty include:
- Family Medicine
This specialty deals with comprehensive healthcare to all the individuals in the family across all ages, for any type of disease and to treat any part of the body.
Hypertension, commonly called High Blood Pressure is the condition in which the blood pressure is persistently raised in the arteries, causing serious health problems. If left untreated, hypertension can lead to severe health complications.
- Infectious diseases
Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens. Pathogens are microorganisms such as bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites that cause illness or a disease. Such infectious diseases are one of the leading causes of death across the globe.
- Communicable diseases
A communicable disease or a contagious disease spreads from person to person or from an animal to a human. The transmission can happen through physical contact, through bodily fluid or can even be airborne.
This branch deals with the treatment of rheumatic diseases which are diseases affecting the joints, bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Common conditions include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, spondyloarthropathies, etc
Toxicology is the study of the effects of various physical and chemical agents on living organisms. It includes the treatment of exposure to various toxic agents (poisonous substances).
This branch focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of Diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is the condition where the blood sugar level is high. There are different types of diabetes.
Being one of the best multispeciality hospitals in Salem, Shanmuga hospital houses a specialized “Diabetic clinic” where the treatments are provided by the best diabetes doctor in Salem.
Shanmuga hospital also conducts health camps and provides monthly and annual check-up schemes to curb this widespread disease.