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Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Elderly

Medical terms can be confusing but a single word can say a lot. Neurodegenerative diseases are a set of disorders where there is degeneration of the nerve structures. These diseases are more likely to occur as you grow older although it can affect any age group. Understanding what neurodegenerative diseases are, how it develops and […]

Multiple System Atrophy in the Elderly

What is multiple system atrophy? Multiple system atrophy is a rare condition leading to impaired neurological functions of the body characterized by a fall in blood pressure during standing, lightheadedness, fainting, impaired movement, abnormal speech and visual disturbance. It is a degenerative condition that usually affects older people, around 50 and 60 years. Men are […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in Seniors

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition where the median nerve, the nerve that controls the function of some muscles of the hand, is compressed during its passage through the tunnel formed by the wrist bones (carpal tunnel). The underlying cause of most of the cases of CTS is unknown, but it is believed to […]

Sciatica (Sciatic Nerve Pain) in Seniors

What is sciatica? Sciatica is a condition in which there is compression of the sciatic nerve causing pain and other symptoms which are experienced supplied by this nerve. It is usually present on one side of the body. The sciatic nerve and its branches supply the lower back, hips, buttocks and the legs. Therefore symptoms […]

Diabetic Nerve Disease (Neuropathy)

What is Diabetic Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of chronic diabetes in which the nervous system is affected. Nerve damage could either be restricted to certain parts of the body or happen throughout the body. It may affect the nerves that are responsible for sensation, muscle action and involuntary control of organs. Neuropathy can […]

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