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Primary Care

General Physical Checkup

Today, how long and well we live are more important than ever.A general physical checkup aims to screen for certain diseases to diagnose and treat them early.

For adult diseases that are deeply related to heredity, the environment, lifestyle and
stress level such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, liver disorders, and cancer, in particular, it takes a very long time for symptoms to appear, so in many
cases, by the time a patient is conscious of symptoms, many diseases are already
impossible to treat. Therefore, the main purposes of the checkup are to discover the diseases in good time and to correct wrong lifestyle habits before they cause a
disease.

During the checkup, diseases that can be diagnosed exactly, that have a high attack rate or fatality rate, that have heavy sequelae or side effects, and that can be treated effectively if discovered early are generally screened. Specifically, anemia,
tuberculosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, cerebrovascular disease, hepatitis,
chronic hepatic disease, and certain kinds of cancer are the main targets.

Spondylarthrosis

Gangwon-do has well-trained and experienced doctors.The extension of life thanks to the development of medical skills, improvement of economic conditions and raised awareness of patients' pain has increased the demand
for total knee arthroplasty. In particular, growing numbers of patients who have
already had surgery need to have a reoperation for many reasons.

In addition, as the prevalence of spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative
arthritis associated with aging is rapidly increasing, treatment centers specializing in spondyloarthropathy are operated.

Digestive System

Essential role in synthesis, detoxification, excretion and life maintenanceThe digestive system plays an essential role in life maintenance, such as digestion,
absorption and storage of food in the body, synthesis of bioactive material,
detoxification and excretion, and there are many digestive organs in our body.

The Digestive System Center provides specialized treatments for all sorts of digestive troubles such as diseases in the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines,
liver, pancreas and biliary tract (the bladder).

Gullet diseases include reflux esophagitis, esophageal motility disorder and esophagus cancer, and gastrointestinal disorders include functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastroduodenal ulceration, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer and colorectal cancer. Liver disorders include a fatty liver, acute and chronic hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer, and pancreatic
and biliary diseases include gallstone, cholecystitis, cholangitis, acute/chronic pancreatitis, gallbladder cancer, biliary tract cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Three of the top five cancers that occur in Korean people
(stomach cancer, colorectal cancer and liver cancer) occur in the digestive system. Therefore, the division is focusing on
discovering and completely curing all malignant tumors found in the digestive system.

Cardiovascular System

A prepared service ensures a happy time.Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common and fatal diseases in advanced
countries. Among others, coronary artery disease and cardiac insufficiency are the
representative ones, and direct and indirect social costs for this are constantly
increasing.

Coronary risk factors can be classified into amendable and not amendable ones. The not amendable factors include gender, age and family history, and amendable factors include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, stress, hyperlipidemia,
and reduced activity. To have many of these factors or not control them for a long
period will raise the possibility of causing a cardiovascular disease.

To prevent and delay cardiovascular disease, it is important to find amendable risk
factors and control them. Stopping smoking, controlling blood pressure and blood
sugar, curing hyperlipidemia and exercising constantly are required to do so.

If you are concerned about cardiovascular disease, you can undergo various tests for diagnosis such as coronary angiography to directly check angiostenosis and noninvasive inspection that has become possible due to recent CT technology. Otherwise, the
possibility of cardiovascular diseases can be diagnosed by measuring the thickness of the carotid artery and looking for
atherosclerotic plaque using carotid ultrasonography. If serious cardiovascular disease is clinically diagnosed, it will be treated by stent insertion, coronary artery bypass graft, etc. Thanks to technical improvements in recent years, patients who have relatively
simple lesions or who cannot have an operation can be treated by stent insertion to easily improve their health.

 




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