Elderly Health Care (Geriatric problems)
The process of aging is natural. With each passing day we all are growing old. According to WHO people with chronological age of 65 yrs and above are considered in elderly age group. Elderly people need special care physically and mentally. Elderly people suffers more because of the physiological changes and low immunity level.
As per the 2001 census, the population of the elderly in India was 76.8 million as compared with 20 million in 1951. So India is in a phase of demographic transition. There has been a sharp increase in the elderly person between 2001 and 2011, and it has been projected that by the year 2025 the number of elderly people would rise to about 115 million. With decline in mortality rates accompanied by increased life expectancy, a significant increased in the number of elderly persons is going on. But grey part of this is that the increasing life span and poor health care add the degree of disability among the elderly and compound the problems of care-giving.
Elderly people are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases, mental illness, physical disabilities etc. The health related issues of elderly should be taken on a serious note by the society. Most of the people start feeling lonely during this time as their children goes away in search of suitable jobs, leaving them alone. There are also financial constraints, physical movement restrictions, nutritional requirements and lots of unoccupied time.
Here are some common elderly complaints from which they suffer more:-
- Psychological/behavioral disorder like depression, aloofness etc.
- Eye diseases like cataract
- Alzheimers disease
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Bones and Joints diseases
- Prostate enlargement
- Urinary incontinence
- Gait disorder/fall
- Sleep disorder
- Cognition impairment
Homeopathy and elderly health care-
Homeopathy is best system of medicine for Geriatric problems or elderly health care. Following a holistic and individualistic line of treatment, homeopathy offers marvelous recovery for old age related complaints. Homeopathy renders multidimensional approach that not only curative but also preventive and rehabilitative. There are many medicines available to treat geriatric problems in homeopathy.
There are specialized doctors on the panel of HomeoVedic to deal with elderly health problems.
Some age related diseases which have effective treatment in homeopathy are:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Cerebrovascular Disease (strokes)
- Other problems
- Prostatitis & prostate hypertrophy
- Rheumatoid Arthritis