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As you age, taking care of your oral health becomes more important. A number of oral issues like toothache, loose teeth, cavities and issues due to dentures happen in old age. The number and intensity of these problems increase...
India is home to over 4 million people suffering from dementia with the number of Alzheimer's patients being around 1.6 million. Though Alzheimer's strikes older people, primarily above the age of 65, the symptoms may begin to emerge early....
"To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise"- Gene Tunney. Why is exercise essential for me? You might ask. Sure, you don't need to build muscles or zap off fat. But apart from the physical aspects of exercising,...
You are over 50, firmly established in your career and life. This is a good time to introspect and reflect on the past, examine your achievements, and figure out what more you can do. As you progress towards the later...
The United Nations Population Fund and HelpAge India state that, “the number of elderly persons (people over 60) in India is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026.” Hence, it is imperative to build a safer and happier...
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition in which small joints of hands and feet swell symmetrically. It is the most common form of chronic inflammatory arthritis which often results in joint disability and deformity. It is...
Overview Stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, resulting in brain cell death. This gives rise to symptoms like sudden onset of paralysis or weakness of one side of the body. Types The blood supply to the...
What is Obesity? Obesity can be described as an unhealthy excess of body weight. Obesity is getting extremely common in older population owing to various factors namely: Unhealthy lifestyle Lack of physical activity Obesity can be a cause for various ailments. Majority...
With so much importance given to maintaining physical health, we often forget to keep the brain active and fit. Just as we lose muscle without regular exercise, our brains are capable of decline without constant use. Brain exercises help...
What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that affects all the bones of our body and it is characterized by a decrease in bone mass, leading to brittle bones. In simple words it makes bones porous. Bone is a living...
Overview Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disorder characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulders, arms, neck and buttocks. It is commonly associated with another condition known as Giant cell arthritis (temporal arthritis). Understanding the ailment PMR occurs when immune cells...

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