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My mother has multiple health complications. Should we see a geriatrician?

My mother is 78 years old and is suffering from multiple health ailments. She is unable to eat properly and the medicines are too much for her to take. Do you think a geriatrician...

Can we try home remedies for my father's constipation problem?

My father is 78 years old and has been severely constipated since yesterday. Can I give some home remedies like triphala or husk?

My mother has heart palpitations after doing work. What could be the reason?

My mother is 75 years old and complains of severe palpitations after doing any sort of work like lifting a box or vacuuming. What could be the reason?

My mother is on over 5 medicines a day. Could this be slowing down her system?

My mother has varied health issues and is currently on about 5 medicines a day. She has several concerns including sleeping during the day, lack of sleep at night, loss of appetite...

My father is undergoing severe depression after my mom passed away. How can we help him?

My father who is a chronic kidney disease patient himself is currently very depressed as my mother suddenly passed away after a heart attack. How can we help him out?

My father is suffering from urine incontinence. Is there a way to manage this?

My father is 76 years old and is suffering from urinary incontinence. Could you please recommend a way in which I could manage it?

My mother's hands are trembling. Is this the start of Parkinson's disease?

My mother is 69 years old and is complaining of her hands trembling. Could it be the start of Parkinson's disease? What is the way to diagnose the condition?

My mother in law has vaginal bleeding all of a sudden at the age of 72. What is wrong?

My mother in law, all of a sudden, has vaginal bleeding that is almost like a period because it lasted for about 4 days with a heavy flow. But, she is 72 years old. What could...

My mother has a cut on her leg which hasn't been healing for the last 2 weeks. What could it be?

My mother is 89 years old. She has a cut on her leg that isn't improving even though I'm cleaning it every day along with medications. What could it be? I am concerned because...

My father is 84 years old and bedridden. He is having diarrhea since yesterday. What should we do?

My father is 84 years old and is suffering from diarrhea since yesterday. He has stopped eating for the fear of it happening again. What should I do? We have asked a local doctor...

My grandmother is 80 years old and is complaining of constant drowsiness. What could be the reason?

My grandmother is 80 years old. 2 days ago she had a minor fall while getting up from the bathroom. She didn't fall unconscious or anything and is otherwise very healthy. Since...

My mother has been constantly losing weight. Should we be concerned?

My mother is 75 and has lost over 35 lb in the last 3 months. While her eating and activities remain the same, she is looking weaker. She has always been stubborn and is refusing...

is Quetiapine known to make one drowsy?

My father is 67 years old and has been recently recommended Quetiapine 25mg. However, he has been complaining of drowsiness ever since he started taking it. Is it a known side...

Is it common for the elderly to get agitated quickly or does this need medical attention?

My mother is 70 years old and we have been observing changes in her behavior. She gets agitated too quickly and loses her temper. Is this common as one ages, or could she be...

At what age does Parkinson's disease typically present itself?

My father is 65 years old and is complaining of his hands trembling. Could it be the start of Parkinson's disease? At what age does Parkinson's disease usually start affecting...

How can we manage my father in law's oxygen requirements?

My father in law suffered from pneumonia due to which he has severe trouble breathing. He has been on home oxygen supply for the last week. How long will he require external...

Are painkillers advisable for older people?

My mother is constantly suffering from pain in her hands, ankles and knees because of rheumatoid arthritis. She pops painkillers very often. However, I am worried since she is...

How can older people be treated for lack of sleep?

My father is 78 years old and he is unable to sleep well at night. As a result he feels sluggish and sleepy throughout the day. How can we treat this problem for him considering...

Is Parkinson's disease curable?

My mother is 64 years old and has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The doctors have given her Levodopa, but I read that this isn't a permanent solution and that there...

Can you suggest a suitable medication for my grandmother's throat pain?

My grandmother has been suffering from a lot of throat pain for the past week. She has been using cold medicine, but it hasn't worked yet. Can you please suggest a suitable medication...

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