As per a study, Hypertension or high blood pressure ('BP ki bimaari' in Hindi) is the most important risk factor for chronic disease burden in India, the occurrence of which is increasing day by day. Not only in the elderly,...
Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation in the lungs. The air sacs may be filled with either pus or fluid causing major discomfort. Pneumonia is caused by virus, bacteria or fungal infection. Elderly above 60 are at higher...
It is estimated that by 2050, India and China together will have 80% of the world’s elderly population. Currently, 12% of India’s population is above 60 and this number is going to rise as per the census predictions. Surely,...
Steam Steam is the go-to solution for all respiratory problems. You can buy a steamer that is easily available in all medical stores and drop a piece of camphor in it. Inhale the steam for 15 minutes every day. It...
Stress and chronic constipation are in a vicious cycle together. Not having a regular bowel movement can cause stress and it can further aggravate constipation. For older-adults, constipation and poor bowel movements are common due to their impaired metabolism. Chronic constipation...
In India, Osteoarthritis is the second most common rheumatologic problems and one of the persistent joint disease. According to surveys, 20 percent of patients belong to the age group of 45 to 50 years. As we age, the protective...
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movements. It may start with tremors which eventually leads to stiffness and slowness of movements. Age is the biggest risk factor for Parkinson’s and people usually start developing...
Thyroid is a gland located just above the collarbone, which is responsible for metabolic functions. It releases hormones and controls things like our heart beat and how fast we burn calories. Sometimes, there is a fault in how the thyroid...
Thyroid is a gland located just above the collarbone, which is responsible for metabolic functions. In case of hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland produces too little of thyroxin. This can slow down metabolism and again cause uncomfortable symptoms. Hypothyroidism develops over...

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