60 வயதுக்கு மேற்பட்ட வயதினருக்கு எலும்பு சத்துக் குறைபாட்டினால் ஏற்படும் எலும்பு முறிவுகள் பெருகிக் கொண்டுள்ளன. குறிப்பாக, பெண்களுக்கு இவ்வகை எலும்பு முறிவுகள் அதிகம் ஏற்படுகின்றன. நடைத் தடுமாற்றத்தாலும், நரம்பு மண்டல பாதிப்புகளாலும் தவறி விழும்போது இடுப்பு மூட்டு, மணிக்கட்டு, முதுகெலும்பு போன்ற இடங்களில் எலும்பு முறிவு ஏற்படுகின்றது. இடுப்பு எலும்பு முறிவுகளால் படுக்கையில் விழும் முதியோர்களில் 40 சதவிகித்த்தினர் விரைவில் இறக்கின்றனர். திரு. நாராயணன் அவர்கள், வயது 92, கடந்த 01/03/21 அன்று அவரது […]
Hip fractures in the elderly are life changing critical events. Bone fractures in the elderly patients are on the rise due to Osteoporosis , i.e, bone weakening. Muscular weakness and nervous disorders add to their problems and predispose them to fall easily. Females, in particular are highly vulnerable. “Hip fractures in the elderly patients require […]
The brain , the spinal cord nerve and muscle are the foundations of our identity. If someone you know has a brain or spine problem, then you will notice that there is a change in bodily functions, mental capacity, psychological make up and personality. This is hard to deal with and requires expert specialist care […]
Just imagine what will be our immediate response when we hear news that our loved dear ones have met with an accident! The injury may be a simple one but our instant anxiety is to know whether the head and brain are safe! True. Our Brain and spine are the marvels of nature that define […]
Children and adolescents too live in a cauldron of expectations filled with stress. They face performance anxieties due to the academic demands placed on them. What may seem anger on the surface may be depression on the inside. A child and adolescent psychiatrist understands the child’s problem from their perspective and helps them overcome their […]
A mother’s world is her child and so is my child my world. But my world came crashing down when my child had a seizure. When my baby was 2 years old, he had his first seizure. It happened when he got a fever. Since then, every time he got fever, he had a seizure. […]
I am a 24-year-old mother of one. I have a normal happy life today, but it was not always this way as I have epilepsy. I have been suffering from epilepsy since I was 12 years old. I used to get epilepsy off and on, but the frequency increased just before my monthly menstrual cycle. […]
Diabetes is a chronic condition that can affect multiple organs in the body. Diabetic foot is caused by unhealing sores in the feet. If untreated or severe, this condition can lead to gangrene and loss of limb to amputation.
Cancerous growth in the structures of the oral cavity, which include the mouth, tongue, teeth, gums, jaws, hard and soft palate, sinuses and throat are called oral cancers.A cancer is an abnormal growth of cells and can be in the form of tumors or cysts and also sores.
Our jaw joint is one of the most used joints in our body. Every time we speak, bite, chew, smile, laugh, yawn, cough or sneeze, the jaw joint opens and closes with varying degrees of pressure.
Sports injuries are common and careers depend on quick recovery from them. As a sportsperson, your training is nearly throughout the year. Add to this the intensity during a game and you are sure to feel the effects sooner rather than later.
Covid-19 is a respiratory disease that affects the respiratory tract, but the effects of the disease are far reaching. The SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus and ongoing research is throwing new light on how it affects various parts of our body.