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Adult Care at IM&PC 

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Adult care at Internal Medicine and Pediatric Care (IM&PC) in New Albany, Mississippi, strives to provide top-quality healthcare. Patient health is a top priority for certified, experienced, and qualified skilled providers. At IM&PC adult care services include Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Adult Wellness Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Urgent Care, Asthma, and Hospital Care.

Other services such as X-Rays, Adoption Physicals, DOT Physicals, and Telemedicine are available.

Listed as Southeast’s Top-Performing Practice IM&PC takes pride in being acclaimed for putting their patient’s health first.

HYPERTENSION

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half the population, that is 47% of adults in the United States, have hypertension. 

The term hypertension is used to describe high blood pressure. A person's blood pressure measures how much force their heart exerts to pump blood through the body. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters (mm) of mercury (Hg) as systolic and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure (SP) is the pressure put on the walls of your arteries during the beating of your heart. Your heart's diastolic pressure (DP) is when it rests during heartbeats. A person’s blood pressure changes throughout the day based on factors like diet and activities. 

For a normal blood pressure reading, you will see SP of less than 120mmHg and DP of less than 80mmHg. Blood pressure is shown as a measure of SP/DP. Hence, a normal reading is anything that is within the range of 120/80. You can start taking preventive measures and treat your condition as soon as you see prehypertension symptoms. The various stages of prehypertension and hypertension stages 1, 2, and 3 will tell you how serious your hypertension is. To prevent hypertension before it happens, it is best to constantly monitor and take precautions. 

Some hypertension symptoms are nosebleeds, vision changes, irregular heartbeats, and early morning headaches. In advanced stages, symptoms could progress to vomiting, confusion, fatigue, chest pain, muscle spasms, and anxiety.

IM&PC offers treatment options for hypertension.  Maintain your ideal blood pressure and prevent hypertension-associated health complications through regular checkups.

ASTHMA

Asthma results due to sensitive airways. The narrowing of the passage to your lungs produces more mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma causes other symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. While for some asthma may be a hereditary condition, there are many other factors that trigger asthma in adults and children.

Common allergy-causing factors are animal fur, dust mites, pollen, fumes and smoke, and pollution. Changing weather conditions, colder temperatures, wind, heat, humidity, and thunderstorms can bring out the allergy-causing factors making some people prone to seasonal allergies. For some others, medication is also a trigger, such as painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. Mold, cold, flu, stress, and exercise are other factors that potentially cause asthma. Identifying the triggering factors can help control and prevent your condition.

If you or your child has asthma, IM&PC offers customized diagnosis and treatment options.  You can improve your quality of life through regular checkups while keeping your asthma under control.

DIABETES 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists some shocking facts about diabetes. Currently 38% of the adult US population, aged 18 and above are prediabetic, while the prediabetic population rises to 48.8% for those aged 65 years or more. If diagnosed early, diabetes is treatable.  

When the body’s ability to respond to or produce insulin compromises, it leads to faulty metabolism. In this condition, since insulin function is affected, the body cannot efficiently break down sugars or carbohydrates. As a result, glucose (blood sugar) levels in urine and blood will increase. A blood report will show elevated fasting blood sugar levels, such as 126 mg/dl (milligrams per decilitre) or more. 

Diabetes is broadly divided into Type I and Type II. While type I is genetically inherited and resistant to cure mostly requiring lifetime insulin injections, type II diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle modification.

Diabetes is a serious condition because elevated levels of blood sugar in your blood can cause other complications like kidney disease, heart disease, wound healing problems, vision loss, and more. Controlling and treating diabetes is very important and that is why schools implement diabetes awareness programs among young children.

IM&PC has helped many diabetes patients diagnose and treat their conditions. At IM&PC you can avail of blood testing and other laboratory services on-site for quick, and accurate results. Book your diabetes consultation appointment online or call for immediate help.

WELLNESS EXAMS 

Wellness exams are important to stay healthy. These examinations of the body and systems help to diagnose a given problem earlier in life before it manifests into a disease or major illness. Such check-ups or physical examinations are key to maintaining good health. 

During a routine wellness examination, your doctor, or healthcare provider may ask you questions about your lifestyle, mental state, emotional well-being, stress, physical activity, diet, and so on. They may also require you to perform routine examinations, such as checking for blood pressure, glucose levels, diabetes, cholesterol, osteoporosis, and so on. Women may additionally have to go through other tests like PAP (Papanicolaou) tests, mammograms, and others.

Wellness exams are important because they can identify potential risks to your health that you may not see. They are excellent indicators to predict the onset of dangerous problems like heart disease and diabetes even if you are currently not experiencing any symptoms. 

Screening for life-threatening diseases like cancer is another important requirement today, especially with the rising cases of cancer. The National Cancer Institute has released statistical data over 5 years to show that the survival rate of those diagnosed with cancer is higher. The key to cancer is to diagnose it early and take the necessary treatment under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Wellness exams also provide opportunities to keep up with vaccinations and other medical records. Having a medical doctor that you can trust and building a relationship with your doctor is the best way to ensure you are doing your part to maintain overall health. At IM&PC, it is easy to find a skilled healthcare provider of your choice and focus on prioritizing your health over everything else.

IM&PC provides world-class healthcare facilities in one place. 

  • Easy access to qualified and experienced skilled healthcare providers.
  • Patient health top priority.
  • Holistic healing means you are getting the right care and treatment you deserve.
  • The patient-centered approach focuses more on patient needs.
  • Every patient matters.
  • IM&PC conducts sick visits and adult pediatric visits.
  • Medication is prescribed only when it is absolutely required.
  • In-demand services offer diagnosis and treatment for chronic disease, immunizations, laboratory services, and more.
  • Access to imaging and lab work services.
  • Lifelong treatment.
  • Patients can access their medical records using the free online patient portal at any time.
  • High-quality adult care services, pediatrics, and many other services.

All of our additional services are listed under the services option on the homepage on our website. 

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