Are you feeling sick, but are not quite sure what’s wrong? Do you have multiple chronic illnesses that are making it difficult to live normally? An internal medicine doctor can help.
Internal medicine doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of illnesses that affect the body’s organs and systems. Here are some signs that it may be time to make an appointment with an internal medicine doctor.
Frequent Fatigue or Exhaustion
If you feel exhausted all the time without any obvious explanation, like lack of sleep, stress, or illness, it could be a sign of something more serious going on inside your body, such as anemia or a thyroid issue. An internist can help diagnose such issues and provide appropriate treatment, as necessary.
Chronic pain can come from many sources, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other musculoskeletal disorders that require care from an internist who understands how to treat them effectively with medications, other treatments, and lifestyle changes.
Unexplained Weight Loss or Rapid Weight Gain
Unexplained weight gain or weight loss often signal underlying medical problems, such as diabetes mellitus type 2, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and more, which need prompt attention from a qualified primary care physician.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, so monitoring it closely through regular check-ups with a doctor specially trained in handling cardiovascular illnesses is important, especially when readings remain consistently elevated even after making lifestyle modifications. Seeing an internist regularly helps ensure timely diagnosis and management before any complications arise.
Sleep disturbances affect nearly everyone at some point, but recurrent sleep troubles may indicate a deeper underlying physical problem that requires investigation and intervention. Internists can be a great help in diagnosing and treating sleep problems through medication, sleep assistance devices, and lifestyle changes.
Existing Chronic Conditions
If you have been diagnosed with chronic conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure), regular visits with your internist are essential for monitoring health changes and managing disease progression over time. They can recommend treatments to get your condition under control and continuously monitor your health for signs of improvement or disease progression. Your internist can also coordinate care with specialists who might need to get involved in managing your conditions.
Complex Medical History
If you have had more than one chronic disease diagnosis, or surgery, and take multiple medications, you have a complex medical history. A complex medical history can be best managed by an experienced internal medicine physician who understands how all of these pieces fit together in a comprehensive picture of overall health. They can develop strategies tailored just for you to maximize your health and wellness.
Board-Certified Internal Medicine Doctor in The Bronx, NY
Starling Diagnostics is the go-to primary care provider in The Bronx. We have a board-certified internal medicine provider, Dr. Newaz Hossain, on our team who can take care of all your needs.
Dr. Hossain is an award-winning doctor and a former professor at Northwell Health. You can expect the highest quality, personalized care from a knowledgeable and experienced doctor like Dr. Hossain. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hossain, call our office today at (718) 319-1610, or use our convenient online request form.