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GERIATRICS & AGE-RELATED PROBLEMS

Today, Geriatrics and Gerontology (study of ageing) are considered to be major fields of Medicine. With increased life expectancy, medical facilities have been improvised and advanced to cater to the healthcare needs of the elderly. There are many factors that impact the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the aged patients like immobility, lack of a familial support system, financial crunch, neglect, bereavement due to death of spouse etc. Understanding the influence of these issues and the subsequent lifestyle changes faced by the Elders is imperative to provide a holistic geriatrics healthcare.

Ashtanga Ayurveda has an entire branch dedicated towards Jara (Ayurvedic Geriatrics) that deals with handling ageing related problems. Jara Chikitsa focusses on the treatment of age-related diseases, delaying the ageing process and enabling the patient feel energetic and rejuvenated.

The most common ailments that patients seek Geriatric healthcare programs for are:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lifestyle issues like diabetes, high blood pressure & high cholesterol.
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Benign hypertrophy of the prostate
  • Neuromuscular problems like Parkinson's, stroke & paralysis.
  • Memory issues like dementia & Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Gastrointestinal issues like acidity & constipation.
  • Hearing loss
THE AKAMI AYURVEDA APPROACH

At Akami Ayurveda, we strongly believe that there is definitely a better way to age gracefully. After considering the patient’s ailment (Vyadi), Prakriti, age-factor, metabolic rate, endurance status, healing rate an overall diagnosis is done to achieve a customized Geriatric care program.

We have a very effective and comprehensive approach towards elderly ailment healing. our two-pronged approach to Geriatric care are:
  • Promotion of health and longevity. This includes anti-ageing care to stop/reverse the impact of physiological and emotional health.
  • Medical management of old age diseases and disorder

Ayurveda aims at cleansing the Srotas (the microchannels of the body), restoring the inner nutrition-transport system and repairing of wear and tear of the body. During our treatment, we don’t stop Patients’ allopathic medications but supplement their health with our Ayurvedic Rasayans. In due time, on seeing improvement, we advise them to consult their allopathic doctor as well for altering/tapering their dosage.

A special training is given to our expert staff for handling Elder patients with care and sensitivity. So, the medical assessment procedures are carefully carried out with utmost empathy towards the Senior patients and Ayurvedic therapies are administered very gently to avoid any kind of discomfort.

Our treatment programs include:
  • Gentle rehabilitative Panchakarma therapies.
  • Herbal supplements for improving digestion and metabolism.
  • Abhyanga therapy - Gentle massages using medicated oils.
  • Steam-sudation.
  • Pizichill.
  • Pindasweda.
  • Shirodhara.
  • Basti.
  • Recommendation of Diet and Lifestyle modifications.

We include other aspects of healing as well like yoga, meditation etc in the program. Our Ayurvedic physicians provide counselling services by spending a considerable amount of time with each patient and understanding their issues with the utmost concern. We also seek the help of professional counsellors, if required.

These programs are usually planned for 14 / 21 / 28 days of in-house stay. For more information or to book an appointment with our doctors, please call us on (+91) 90201 62016.