Geriatric Patients

Who are geriatric patients? 

Geriatric patients are referred to as older adults or senior citizens. With age, there are several diseases that are seen to occur and affect the life of the elderly. There are several diseases affecting the elderly which may include diabetes, cholesterol, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, kidney disorders, hypertension, arthritis and other chronic disorders. 

Some disorders can be treated easily with the help of over-the-counter medications however some may require serious medical help and can also be hospitalized. 

Geriatric care may include at-home doctor visits, nursing attendants, intellectual companionship, emergency assistance, outdoor work assistance, online doctor consultations, medicine, food and grocery delivery at home, and such other services.

What are the common geriatric diseases?

The most common geriatric diseases are – 

  1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  2. Arthritis
  3. Autism
  4. Alzheimer’s disease
  5. Arrhythmia of the heart
  6. Bedsores
  7. Atrial fibrillation 
  8. Cancer
  9. Bipolar disorder
  10. Cholesterol
  11. Cataracts
  12. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  13. Fibromyalgia
  14. Diabetes
  15. Chronic kidney failure
  16. Glaucoma
  17. Heart diseases
  18. HIV / AIDS
  19. Hepatitis
  20. Hyperthyroidism
  21. Hypothyroidism
  22. Hypertension
  23. Inflammatory bowel disease
  24. Leukaemia
  25. Irritable bowel syndrome
  26. Liver failure
  27. Lymphoma
  28. Melanoma
  29. Osteoporosis
  30. Osteoarthritis
  31. Pneumonia
  32. Parkinson’s disease
  33. Pancreatic cancer
  34. Rheumatoid arthritis
  35. Stroke
  36. Staph infection
  37. Vertigo
  38. Ulcerative colitis
  39. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  40. Vascular dementia
  41. Periodontitis
  42. Obstructive sleep apnea
  43. Weight loss
  44. Cardiovascular disease
  45. Delirium
  46. Bladder control problems
  47. Leg and foot ulcers
  48. Cardiac arrhythmias
  49. Blurred vision
  50. Carotid artery
  51. Colorectal cancer

Who are more predisposed?

Gender – Depending on the type of disease both men and women elderly are prone to be affected by age-related disorders or geriatric diseases. While certain disorders like hyperthyroidism affect the female elderly more there are certain diseases such as hypertension and cholesterol which are seen more in the male elderly.

Age – Senior citizens or older adults aged above 60 are prone to be affected by chronic geriatric diseases. Depending on the type of disease, the symptoms may occur initially or at the later stages of ageing.

Pre-existing diseases – The aged suffer from geriatric diseases that may occur from pre-existing disorders or even can be genetically transmitted such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism and more.

How Dr. Amitabha Saha helps geriatric patients? 

Dr. Amitabha Saha specialises in handling geriatric patients. His association with Rising Care open doors for the geriatric patients of the city to avail quality treatment and care. His friendly attitude helps the elderly to feel comfortable enough to share their problems with him that facilitates his treatment process. He also offers online consultations to help the elderly manage their symptoms at the comfort of their home.


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