We focus on medical issues and diseases of old age. Medical care becomes more complex as your age and encounter more medical conditions.
Adult and Old age are different.
In old age category,we pay attention on the special needs of the elderly person. The aged body is different physiologically from the younger adult body, and during old age, the decline of various organ systems becomes manifest.We aim to treat diseases that are present and achieve healthy aging.We focus on achieving the patient's highest priorities in the context of multiple chronic conditions, and on preserving function.
Elderly develop some kinds of diseases and have more complications from mild problems (such as dehydration from a diarrhea and vomiting).A mild fever in elderly persons may cause confusion and altered mental state that will lead into Sepsis( a serious condition resulting from the presence of harmful microorganisms in the blood) may lead to death, and confusion also may lead to a fall and to a fracture of the neck of the femur(broken hip).
Elderly people needs specific attention to medications. Elderly people particularly are subjected to (taking multiple medications). Some elderly people have multiple medical disorders and some have self-prescribed many herbal medications and over-the-counter drugs. This may increase the risk of drug interactions or adverse drug reactions. Drugs metabolites are excreted mostly by the kidneys or the liver, which may be impaired in the elderly, necessitating medication adjustment.
The presentation of disease in elderly persons may be vague and non-specific, or it may include delirious falls. (In certain cases for example Pneumonia, it may present with low-grade fever and confusion, rather than the high fever and cough seen in younger people.) Some elderly people may find it hard to describe their symptoms in words, especially if the disease is causing confusion, or if they have cognitive impairment. Delirium in the elderly may be caused by a minor problem such as constipation. Many of these problems are treatable, if the root cause can be discovered.
Functional abilities, independence and quality of life issues are of great concern. Elderly people generally want to live independently as long as possible, which requires them to be able to engage in self-care and other activities of daily living.We able to provide information about elder care options, and refers people to home care services, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and hospice as appropriate.