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Age-related Change

Aging is a physiological phenomenon bringing retrogressive physical changes in living beings. Such changes include decreased memory power, shrinking skin, weakened bones, cataract, reduced vision, greying hairs, diminishing hearing, loosening teeth, slowing metabolism, decreased sexual desire, stiffening blood vessels, etc. However, these can be managed to some extent by practicing a healthy lifestyle and keeping the parameters under control.

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Are males more prone to forhead wrinkles than females?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do men get wrinkles on their foreheads with age? Is it more lifestyle or genetic? Is it possible to tell if one is more than the other? Are men more or less likely to get forehead wrinkles compared to women? Why or why not? What can men do to prevent forehead wrinkles? Is there an...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Forehead Wrinkles are signs of aging process. Men get wrinkles due to decrease formation of new collagen and destruction of already existing collagen and elastin proteins in our skin. Wrinkles can be inherited if one gets it early but in majority people, they become ...  Read Full »

Is it normal if the bone age is six months older than the actual age?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 13 years old and is a little over 5' 2". Last year, we had a blood test which showed normal. But the bone age test showed his bones were six months to a year older than his actual age. I am 5' 10.5" and my wife is 5' 8". Should we check his growth hormone levels?   Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. From what you have mentioned, according to the calculation of both parents, your son is expected to be taller likely 5’11.5”. Therefore his growth is above average. Besides, every child reaches puberty in their ...  Read Full »

What does a bone age discrepancy signify for a child's health?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend's daughter, aged four years and eight months, has been identified as having a bone age significantly younger than her chronological age by her doctor. The doctor suggested the bone age resembles that of a two-year-old. This discrepancy raises concerns about her growth and deve...  Read Full »

Dr. Harshita Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You asked for your friend's daughter, whose bone scan shows that she is two years delayed in growth. This is serious if you think being tall is important or if she does not grow to a certain height, she will be discriminated against or...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to walk steadily?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 76 years old. For the past two years, I am unable to walk steadily. I do not have vertigo. While sitting down, I do not have any problem. Within seconds after standing up, I feel my legs become heavy and difficult to walk. If I try to veer sideways abruptly, I feel like I am going t...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and explain that your symptoms could be related to brain atrophy or small vessel disease of the brain. I do not think that you have Parkinson's disease like your brother, so I do not think Syndopa (Levodopa and Carbidopa) will help you. Anyw...  Read Full »

What is the reason behind my mother-in-law's waist pain?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother-in-law is having difficulty in walking, climbing stairs, and sitting. She is having pain in her waist for the last month. She feels tired and helpless. She always wants to sleep. On some occasions, she becomes unconscious without any reason. When we checked her blood pressure, it...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sudden episodes of loss of consciousness and sleepiness sounds like a medical problem. We know that her blood sugar is normal, so are her other blood results (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She is in her early 50s. She is currently taking treatmen...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the thinning of my hair due to aging?

Query: Hello doctor. I am a 30-year-old woman who has seen receding hair and expanding part lines. Is it conceivable that I have pattern hair loss, and if so, are there any therapies or lifestyle modifications that might help me address this problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Hair loss along with a widening pattern of hairline is a sign of female-pattern hair loss. They can occur for multiple reasons, including genetic susceptibility, hormonal fluctuations that cause the roots of the hair f...  Read Full »

My mother's MRI scan suggests cerebral atrophy. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 52 years old and suffering from headache since so many years. We started the psychiatric treatment for her before six years. She has to take all medicines every day and whenever she misses them, she suffers from the headache. So, we decided to go for her brain MRI and the res...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your question well. Cerebral atrophy is a normal change seen in every aging brain. But for some people, it is faster than the other. Please do not get panic from this finding. There is no medicine to date, which is effective in treating cerebral atrophy. The...  Read Full »

What anti-aging skin care routine may I follow at the age of 50?

Query: Hello doctor. I am in my early 50’s and I have begun to see indicators of aging, such as wrinkles and decreased energy. Can you recommend anti-aging skincare regimes and lifestyle adjustments that will allow me to age gracefully while remaining active?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Graceful aging is always a plus, and it may be obtained by a constant skin care program, a healthy diet, and proper face yoga movements. I would provide facts about your skin care regimen that may assist you in having ...  Read Full »

Do acid toning help in skin care?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know how does our skin change through the decades? How our skin changes in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond? Also, looking for tips on how to care for our skin. What products we should be used for certain problems? When should we start acid-toning? How about retinol produ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Our skin undergoes aging process continuously. There are two types of aging going on in an individual. Intrinsic aging that is inherited (in our genes) and the other is extrinsic aging (that is due to environmental factors most importantly the sunlight). With aging, the...  Read Full »

Is it normal for an 82-year-old to have a pulse rate of 54?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 82-year-old male. I noticed a pulse rate of 54 beats per minute before a couple of days. Yesterday, I recorded my pulse rate throughout the day from 8 am to 10 pm. I had a pulse rate of 58, 60, 80, 78, 69, and 74 beats per minute. I had a pulse rate of 80 beats per minute after g...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is perfectly normal to have a low pulse rate according to your age. It is a physiological change that occurs with aging and it is not considered low. The normal pulse rate ranges between 60 to 90 beats per minute. This range differs with pe...  Read Full »

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