The branch dealing with the health aspects of an elderly individual is termed as geriatrics. An elderly person differs both physiologically and psychologically from other individuals as they undergo various manifestations at both mental and physical plane, so the primary aim of Homeopathy is to promote health, prevent the disease condition, and other disabilities of the individual.
As aging is a natural phenomenon, we Homeopath focus on minimising the influences or the effects of ageing on the elderly because few less complicated diseases can also have immense impact on the health and can result in complications. No other systems of medicine can give much comfort to individual as Homoeopathy as it improves the life expectancy and quality of life through its treatment. Every system of medicine has got its own limitations in treating the geriatrics whereas Homoeopathy has never failed, it has shown improvements in the health of an elderly person as it understands the person and enhances rapid cure and recovery whether it is an infant or a geriatric. Aging is a natural process it is not a disease, though the process cannot be reversed with any system of medicine, but its ailments or adverse effects can be well managed with Homoeopathy. After a certain age, not every individual is same their efficiency of health starts declining to result in depression and isolation from their loved ones.
Along with treatment, it is the duty of the physician to counsel the patient how to adjust themselves to the changing circumstances or situations and indulging them in some creativity which helps in obtaining better health.
Common geriatrics problems which a Homoeopathic physician come across in their day to day practice are -
History of recurrent falls or injuries leading to fractures.
Kidney disorders such as nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney disease, and electrolyte imbalance
Respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, and pneumonia.