Category Archives: Old Age Diseases

All You Need To Know About Reclast

What  Is Reclast? Reclast is a brand name of a medication, Zoledronic Acid. This is a commonly used medication for treating Osteoporotic conditions. Another common brand of Zoledronic acid available in the market is Zometa. This medication is usually a 15 to 20 minute slow infusion, given intravenous, once a year to slow down bone […]

How To Test Bone Density, Detecting Osteoporosis

What Do We Mean By Bone Density? In common terms, bone density is used as a synonym for bone strength. We generally imply that bones that are denser are stronger. Bone density is actually bone mineral density. It is defined as the density of minerals per unit volume of the bone. Bones richer in minerals, […]

How To Manage Bony Spurs?

What Are Bony Spurs? Bony spurs, medically called Osteophytes, are small, irregular, abnormal growths coming out of  a bone from foci of inflammations. These commonly occur in joints, where two or more bones meet. There are articular cartilages, ligaments and the structures are subjected to permitted range of movements. These areas are prone to wear […]

Patient On Mechanical Ventilator- All You Need To Know

Respiratory Ventilator This is the commonest form of life support given in hospitals. This is basically a machine used to assist breathing. When is it Required? In cases where the patient is not able to breathe himself adequately to meet the body needs of oxygen, a ventilator is needed. This happens when you have some […]

Abscess Near The Anus

Perianal Abscess Having a boil or a painful bump around the anal opening? This may be a perianal abscess. Abscess is a localized collection of pus any where in the body. It commonly occurs near or around the anal opening, since this area is exposed to a lot of bugs. Abscess in this location is […]

Teriparatide (Forteo) Injections- How it Works, Side Effects And Precautions

What is Teriparatide? It is a artificially prepared Parathyroid hormone, rDNA origin. Used to treat both men and post monepausal women, who are at a high risk of having fractures. Common Brand Names Common brand names under which the medicine is sold include, Forteo, Terifrec Mechanism of Action? Teriparatide is identical to a portion of […]

Total Hip Replacement Surgery- After care, Exercises, Precautions

Total Hip Replacement This is a commonly done surgery these days. Here, the ball and socket joint of the hip is replaced. This is a main weight bearing joint of our body. So, take care after surgery to help healing and attain proper alignment and movements. You’ll need to follow instructions given by your doctor […]

Vitamins Help in Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Degeneration of the macula is not uncommon as we age up. This is a serious eye disorder, where the central vision, that is, vision in direct line of sight, gets affected. What is the Macula? Macula is the most light sensitive portion of the retina, responsible for central vision. What is Macular Degeneration? […]

Menopause – Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms of Menopause and Their Management Just as puberty is a transition phase between your childhood and adulthood, menopause is the transition from active reproductive phase of life towards reproductive retirement. Medically, it is defined as cessation (or stoppage) of menstrual cycles. Doctors declare a lady as menopausal if she has had no menses since […]