Dr. Kavitha Sundaravadanam

"It is not enough to merely add new years to life; our objective must be to add new life to those years" - Late President John F Kennedy

October 1st is the International Day of the Older Person

Let us celebrate it as the Elders’ Day. This is Bharat; the elder is revered as older, wiser, kinder and gentler, who blesses our future as well as forgives us of our past and present.

“Elder persons are invaluable sources of knowledge and experience and have much to contribute towards peace, sustainable development, and protecting our planet”-UN Secretary-General António Guterres, 25 Sep 2023

The theme for this Day in 2023 is: Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons

The Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030) is an opportunity to bring everyone together for ten years of collaboration to enhance the quality of lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.

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Bone Health

You Own Your Bone

The skeletal system consists mainly of bones and cartilages where bones are the major components; cartilages have special functions in different places including new bone formation, shock absorption, reducing frictional force in joints and providing flexibility. The skeletal system is dynamic, with varying anatomy and functions during different periods of our lifetime. Like Superstar’s philosophy of multiples of eight in life, our skeletal system has a twenty-year trend! Initial 20 years – growing bone and very resilient cartilage; hence, the chance of injury is less with very high healing and regenerative potential.

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Screening Tests for Cancers in the Elderly

Screening Tests for Cancers in Elderly People: Importance and Considerations

As the global population continues to age, the prevalence of cancer among elderly individuals is on the rise. Cancer remains a significant health concern, and early detection is crucial for effective treatment and improved outcomes. Screening tests play a pivotal role in identifying cancer at its earliest stages, offering elderly individuals a better chance at successful intervention. In this article, we will explore the importance of cancer screening tests for elderly people, discuss various screening options, and highlight important considerations in tailoring screening strategies for this age group.

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Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia: Unravelling the Struggles of Muscle Loss in Aging

As the world’s population continues to grow as well as significantly age, we face unique health challenges in the elderly population. One of the most prevalent and significant issue with aging is sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and function with age. It affects the overall health and quality of life by affecting ambulation, mobility, energy consumption, independence and breathing. The consequences are disability and frailty.

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ICU Care for Elderly

Providing Specialised Care for the Elderly in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Setting: Essential Considerations and Best Practices

The care of elderly patients in the ICU requires special attention due to their unique physiological and psychological needs. This article aims to provide an overview of some of the common problems that bring this group to the intensive care unit and how to minimise the risk of these incidents.

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Geriatric Concerns for Anaesthesia

Administering Anaesthesia for the Elderly

Aging is inevitable, being fit physically and mentally gives a better outcome for a healthy longevity. Evolution in health care has resulted in an increase in the geriatric population opting for surgeries and other procedures. For an anaesthesiologist, geriatric concerns are cardinal to handling a newborn. Geriatric care refers to medical care for a person who is over 60 years of age. Anaesthesia is a medical practice that involves administering drugs to induce a temporary loss of sensation, consciousness, and sometimes muscle movement during surgeries or medical procedures. While anaesthesia is generally safe, there are unique concerns when it comes to administering anaesthesia to geriatric patients, who are typically individuals aged 65 and older.

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ஒரு குழவியின் மீள்பிறப்ப

ஒரு குழவியின் மீள்பிறப்ப

குழவிகள் மீண்டும் மண்ணில் அவதரிக்குமா என்ன? ஆம் தோழர்களே, தோழிகளே! சட்டென ஓரதிகாலை உங்கள் அறை விட்டு நீங்கள் வெளி வருகையில் வயதான உங்கள் தாயோ, தந்தையோ, அத்தையோ யாரோ ஒருவரிலிருந்து ஒரு சொல்லிலோ அல்லது ஒரு சிறு அசைவிலோ ஒரு சிறு மகவொன்று வெளிப்படும் தருணமே குழவிகள் மீள் பிறப்படையும் தருணம்! மறுபிறவி இல்லையென இங்கு சொல்பவர் எவர்!

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Video Corner

World Pharmacist Day 2023

A day dedicated to acknowledging the tireless efforts of the pharmacists. Pharmacists are not just experts in medication; they are indispensable members of our healthcare team who ensure that patients receive the right medications at the right doses, while doing so they also provide vital information on drug interactions and potential side effects. Their role extends beyond dispensing medications; they play a crucial part in enhancing patient outcomes and ensuring the highest standards of care.

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Testimonials

Patient Experience

"We have been visiting Kauvery hospital for many op consultations regularly and this time admitted our kids for treating high fever and infections for which the promptness shown by each and every staff along with doctor and other health care professionals was amazing. They made sure that both my kids felt comfortable throughout the stay, which was the main concern for me. And now we are grateful to the hospital and all their staffs that both my kids are happy and healthy. Special thanks to Dr. PUSHKALA (Paediatrician) understanding the concern and treating them with utmost care. Special mentions to frontline staff Ms Anu, Mrs Krishnaveni and Ms Meena for being friendly and cooperative. They make sure our needs are answered promptly."
- S.P.K

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Recipe of the Month

Curd Rice

Curd Rice

Curd rice is just that, a healthy, light meal option that is the combination of two very healthy ingredients, curd and rice. This dish is a rich source of probiotics making it beneficial for promoting digestive health.

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