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The medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in elderly people is known as geriatrics. Doctors who specialise in this field are known as geriatricians or geriatric physicians and they deal with ailments specific to ageing.
What is the difference between geriatrics and gerontology?
Geriatrics focuses on the care of aged people while gerontology is the study of the aging process which include the psychologic, biologic, and sociologic changes.
Is there a particular age to visit a geriatrician?
Geriatricians are specialised to treat disorders that affect the elderly and there is no particular age to visit them. People who are aged 65 and above usually need to visit a geriatrician but many do not require elderly care until the age of 70, 75, and sometimes, even 80.
What are the most common conditions that geriatricians treat?
Some of the most common disorders that concern the elderly and are treated by geriatricians are delirium, depression, dementia, vertigo, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, adult onset diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, cataracts, and muscular degeneration.
How do I choose the best geriatrician in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best geriatrician in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care.
Is video consultation available with all geriatrician?
Yes, all geriatrician on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Who is a geriatrician?
A geriatrician are medical doctors who promote health care to elderly inorder to prevent diseases.
What do geriatrician do?
A geriatrician manages the medical conditions affecting elderly patients.
How to consult a geriatrician online?
To consult a geriatrician online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘ geriatrician .’ in the search bar to find a list of. geriatrician along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a geriatrician.
Does a geriatrician treat all kinds of bone marrow disease?
Yes, a geriatrician treats all kinds of disorders related to aging people.
When should I consult a geriatrician?
You should consult a geriatrician if you suffer from any kind of illness and disorders related to your age.
What do we call a geriatrician in simple words?
A geriatrician is simply a medical doctor who focuses on caring for aging people.
Can I consult with a geriatrician anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult a geriatrician any time. Our geriatricians are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
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