Category Archives: Old Age Diseases

Botox and Its Mechanism of Action

Botox and Its Mechanism of Action Botox is short for “botulinum toxin,” the substance that causes botulism, a sometimes-fatal form of food poisoning. It sounds scarier than it is; in small quantities, Botox merely interrupts nerve impulses to muscles in the face causing a local relaxation and weakness. In this way, botulinum toxin acts as […]

Hemorrhoids – Symptoms and Treatment

Hemorrhoids – Symptoms and Treatment Hemorrhoids, also called Piles may be another possible cause of blood in stools. The term hemorrhoid refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids may result from straining to move stools. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, aging, chronic constipation or […]

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease This disorder is characterized by shaking that is constant at rest and improves when the person reaches out for something. Parkinson’s disease is often accompanied by slowness of movement, muscle rigidity and abnormal gait. Loss of balance may also occur in this disease. Tremors along with loss of balance and abnormal walking pattern […]

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient stroke that lasts only a few minutes. It occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly interrupted. TIA symptoms, which usually occur suddenly, are similar to those of stroke but do not last as long. Most symptoms of a […]

Head Tremors

Head Tremors Head tremor may be Essential Tremor(ET). ET usually affects hands, head or both. They are often benign, hereditary, usually occur in the fourth decade and generally tend to increase with age, although it can remain stable for long periods of time. ET can be induced by sustained posture such as writing and using […]