Internal medicine
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What is the meaning of intanal and our internal medicine

内科とは/当クリニックの内科

Internal medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the treatment and management of a wide range of illnessess, from common conditions such us colds and stamachaches to chronic diseases like diabetes mellitus. It encompasses various ogans and systems in the body and addresses a broad spectrum of sympoms.

Our clinic, located in a residential area, offers comprehensive internal medicine services to the community. Our experienced physicans provide thorough examinations and consultations to treat a variety of illnesses and guide patients towards recovery. We prioriteize daily endoscopic examinations of the stmach and large intestine to create precies treatment plans and refer patients to specialized hospitals when necessary.

If you're experiencing unusual symptoms and are unsure which department to visit, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a general internist who can provide guidance for any physical ailments. After diagnosing your condtion, we can refer you to a specialized department or a higher-level hospital based on your specific needs. At our clinic, we prioritize providing peace of mind to our patients by offering a "family doctor" approach, where patiants can consult with the same physician for any health concerns. this policy aligens with our specialization in internal medicine and commitment to offering trusted healthcare services to the community.

Common Symptoms and Diseases

Medical conditions treated by internal medicine

Acute symptomatic

急性症状

Treatment of diseases

慢性症状

Examinations

Chest x-ray

Plain chest X-rays are used to diagnose respiratory symptoms like coughing, sputum, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. They can show the condition and any damge in lungs, heart, and the arem. A between them called the mediastinum. Healthy lungs appear black and the heart and bones appear white. Based on the shape and clarity of the damage, doctors can identify potential diseases such us lung cancer, pneumonia, and tuberculosis.
Plain chest X-rays can also be useful for monitoring the progerssion of heart failure caused by conditions like pneumothorax (air accumlation in the pleura), pleural effusion (fluid accumnlation in the pleura), and pulmonaly edema (fluid accumulation in the lungs).

Abdominal X-ray

A simple abdominal X-ray is a scan of the abdominal area that looks for any abnrmalities. It can show the condition of abdominal organs, whether there’s any blockages in the intestines, tears in the intestines, or the presence of abnormal gas or fluid buildup such as ascites or stones.

Abdominal ultrasound (Echo)

To examine the condition of the abdominal organs, high frequency ultrasound is used on the abdomen. This allows for observation of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, and large blod vessels.

Electrocardiography

An electrocardiogram is a diagnostic test that records the electrical signals of the heart as a waveform, and it is used to determine the heart’s condition. It can detect various heart conditions such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), arrhythmia (Irregular heartbeat), and myocardial ischemia (Occers when blood flow to your hearts is reduced, preventing the heart muscle from receiving enough oxygen)

Explanation of urea breath test (Test for Helicobacter Pylori)

The breath test checks your breath by blowing into a container before and after takeing a solution with 13C-urea. Hellcobacter Pylori bacteria in your stomch produce urease, which breaks down urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia. The test looks for an increase in 13C-carbon dioxide in your breath. This test is precise and dosen’t harm your body.

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