What is internal medicine?
Internal medicine is the most extensive medical specialty that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation of diseases of the respiratory system, heart and blood circulation, digestive organs, kidneys and drainage of the urinary system, blood and hematopoietic organs, blood vessels, metabolism, and endocrine glands, the immune system, connective tissue, infectious diseases, and poisonings, as well as tumors.
Methods of research in the specialty of internal medicine show in recent years become more accurate. These can be ECG, ultrasound, endoscopy, laboratory tests, lung function tests, bone marrow tests, etc.
What is an internist?
Internists specialize in internal medicine, who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organs.
Internalists prescribe tests, prescribe treatment, therapy, drugs, and vaccines.
They monitor the patient's condition and, if necessary, recommend treatment by another specialist.
What are the main types of conditions that internists treat?
• diseases of the respiratory system
• heart and circulatory diseases
• diseases of the digestive system
• kidney disease
• diseases of the blood and blood vessels
• diseases of the immune system
What are the main subtypes of internal medicine?
• infectious diseases