Internal medicine is a medical specialty that is involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases. Doctors who specialize in this field approach patients who face undifferentiated processes or multisystemic diseases, such as respiratory, cardiac, digestive, renal, osteoarticular diseases. Because they are equipped to manage and understand a wide range of conditions, they are recognized as experts in diagnosis, treatment of chronic diseases, health promotion and disease prevention.
The most common conditions for this medical specialty are:
- Acute respiratory infections
- Chest pain / angina
- Abdominal pain, appendicitis
- High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides