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Occupational medicine

Occupational medicine deals with the maintenance of health in the workplace, including the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries, in working populations to promotes productivity and social adjustment.

Knowurture's proprietary methodology combines the art and science of medicine to prevent, cure, care and manage of health conditions and rehabilitation of patients within their work and social environment. We are concerned with all aspects of the effects of work on health and health on work.

Typical occupational Hazards are
  • Work-related stress
  • Diseases caused by asbestos
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Work-related back pain
  • problems caused by exposure to chemicals and vibration
Few important Sub speciality of occupational medicines are:
  • Aviation medicine
  • Disability assessment medicine
  • Diving medicine
  • Occupational dermatology
  • Radiation medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Sports and exercise medicine
  • Travel medicine
Organ-related occupational illnesses
  • Renal and urologic diseases
  • Liver diseases
  • Hemopoietic disorders
  • Occupational exposures and pregnancy
  • Trauma
    • Acute
    • Cumulative
  • Lung diseases
    • Reactive airway disease
    • Pneumoconioses
    • Infectious
  • Skin diseases
    • Primary irritant dermatitis
    • Allergic sensitizers
    • Photosensitizers
  • Central nervous system-related disorders, including special sense organs
    • Eye
    • Ear (e.g., noise-induced hearing loss)
    • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Postural/positional
    • Other orthopedic problems
      • Low back pain
      • Carpal tunnel syndrome
      • Shoulder/rotator cuff injuries
      • Epicondylitis
      • Knee/meniscal injuries
Job-site related
  • Temporal issues
    • Violence
    • Long hours
    • Chronic fatigue
  • Ergonomics
    • Repetitive trauma
    • Workstation problems
  • Prevention
    • Education
    • Work environment modification
  • Occupational hazards/exposures
    • Allergens
    • Animals
    • Barotrauma
    • Burns
    • Electromagnetic fields
    • Eye injuries
    • Heavy metals
    • Infections
    • Human immunodeficiency virus infections
    • Tuberculosis
    • Hepatitis
    • Noise
    • Pesticides/herbicides
    • Radiation/radon
    • Sick building syndrome
    • Solvents/noxious gases/inhalants such as formaldehyde
    • Thermal effects
    • Violence
Psychosocial problems in industry
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Stress in the workplace
  • Concerns of disasters (e.g., fire, explosion, terrorism)
  • Harassment
  • Substance use disorders
    • Alcohol
    • Tobacco
    • Prescription drugs
    • Illegal drugs
    • Mental illness