ABOUT DR. SRINIWAS THAKUR M. B. B. S, M. D. GERIATRIC MEDICINE (AIIMS, NEW DELHI)
Dr. Sriniwas Thakur is a Consultant Geriatrician (an Elderly Care Specialist Physician). He has always excelled in his academics throughout school and college. He is a distinction holder in MBBS, with individual subject distinctions in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics and was the Topper of his medical college in Final Year MBBS in 2009. He did his Externship from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai in 2010.
COMMON PROBLEMS IN ELDERLY / SENIOR CITIZENS
Assessment & Management of Falls, Dizziness, Loss of balance, Restriction in Mobility, Gait disorders, Parkinson disease and others. Interventions targeted towards Falls prevention.
Diagnosis and Management of Cognitive Disorders like Alzheimer's Disease and others. Management of complications arising out of these health problems.
Optimisation of multiple medications being taken by the elderly. Preventing unnecessary side-effects and complications.
Concerned with assessment of Activities of Daily Living (ADL & IADL), mainly responsible in self-care & independence of individuals. Appropriate targeted interventions in case of any deficiencies
Management of Myalgias, Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Generalised body weakness.
Appropriate management of Insomnias & other sleep-related disorders in senior citizens
Diagnosis & Management of various urinary issues in senior citizens like prostate problems, urinary infection, urinary incontinence & so on..
Management of Bowel Habits like Constipation & Diarrhoea with appropriate interventions.
Diagnosis and Management of various Mood Disorders in senior citizens like Depression, Anxiety and so on. Lack of diagnosis or inappropriate treatment of these issues have poor health prognosis.
Diagnosis and treatment of elderly malnutrition, loss of appetite, being overweight, obesity and their complications.
Apt management of multiple chronic diseases in an individual at the same time. As we grow old, number of comorbidities that we have goes on increasing; adding to complexity of treatment
Consult with Your Geriatrician:
If you or your parents or relatives are 60 years of age and above and have any of the below medical issues:
1. Poorly controlled diabetes
2. High or low blood pressure
3. Frequent Respiratory problems
6. Memory issues or Dementia
7. Dizziness or Giddiness
9. Difficulty in walking
10. Frequent Falls
11. Parkinson disease
12. Polypharmacy (taking ≥5 medicines daily)
13. Loss of appetite
14. Unintended weight loss
15. Frequent urinary problems
17. Difficulty performing daily activities
18. Cancer palliative care