Clinical Practice of Common Geriatric Problems in Women

by Maya Sood Khanna, Chitra Raghunandan, Usha Gupta

This book is being written to initiate and enhance awareness among health care providers in the management of common problems among geriatric women. The book contains 15 chapters contributed by eminent teachers and skilled professionals. The topics have been selected carefully. Physiology of aging and its effect on different systems and presentation of disease in old age have been highlighted. Nutrition in elderly has been discussed. Diet plays an important role in slowing aging process, while malnutrition can predispose to infections by its adverse effect on the immunity. Prescribing in elderly is important due to variability in physiological response to drugs. Gynaecological disorders in elderly women have been highlighted. Salient features in the management of osteoporosis, and changing trends in prescribing HRT have been brought to light. Alzheimer’s disease and recent developments in its management have been discussed. Management of common urinary, cardiovascular and breast problems in geriatric women have been reviewed. Last but not the least the salient features in the care of critically ill women and legal issues in the elderly have been discussed.

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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Khanna Maya Sood
Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Smt SK Hospital, New Delhi, India
2. Raghunandan Chitra
Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Smt SK Hospital, New Delhi, India
3. Gupta Usha Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Smt SK Hospital, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9788180610912
Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10151
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2003
Pages 128
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