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  • Who is a Consultant Physician?
    A consultant physician is a senior doctor who has a medical specialization in a particular field of medicine. They can provide sound medical advice to their patients for any health concern. Chat with an expert consultant physician today to be on the road to recovery.
  • When should I consult a Consultant Physician?
    Symptoms like persistent fever, recurrent cold and cough, sudden weight loss, diabetic issues, breathlessness, chest/abdominal pain or reactions to new medications are some of the symptoms when experienced, should be treated by a consultant physician. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, chat with a consultant physician online at the earliest.
  • What are the common questions that I should ask my doctor?
    When you consult a doctor regarding an ailment, it is necessary to understand your condition properly. You should ask the doctor about the tests that are being suggested, the effects of the medicines and the proper dosage for each of them, talk about side effects and risk factors, ask questions about the results of a test or procedure. To understand this better, you can do a follow-up consultation with a doctor online.
  • What kinds of illness require critical care?
    Any illness that threatens life requires critical care. Poisoning, surgical problems, and premature birth are a few causes of critical illness. Critical illness includes: Illness that affects the heart and all of the vessels that carry blood to the body, such as: Myocardial infarction (heart attack) Shock Arrhythmia Congestive heart failure Illness that affects the lungs and the muscles used for breathing, such as: Respiratory failure Pneumonia Pulmonary embolus Illness that affects the kidneys, such as: Kidney failure Illness that affects the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, and other parts of the body that carry food, such as: Bleeding Malnutrition Illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord and nerves that connect the brain to the arms, legs, and other organs, such as: Stroke Encephalopathy Infection caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus, such as: Sepsis Ventilator-associated pneumonia Catheter-related infection Drug-resistant infection Multiple organ failure A serious injury also requires critical care, whether the result of: A car crash A gunshot or stabbing wound A fall Burns
  • What is the intensive care unit?
    The intensive care unit (ICU) is a special part of the hospital that provides care to patients with severe, life-threatening injuries or illnesses. ICUs have higher nurse-to-patient ratios than other parts of the hospital. They also can provide specialized treatments, such as life support.
  • What is the difference between critical care and emergency medicine?
    Critical care is the long-term treatment of patients who have an illness that threatens their life. Emergency medicine is the short-term treatment of those patients; it is also the treatment of patients who have a minor injury (for example, sprained ankle, broken arm).

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