Dr Saado is trained and highly experienced in the care of geriatric patients and provides ultimate care for his patients at his Clintwood, VA clinic.
Dr. Saado addresses the complex needs of older people, focusing on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in the elderly.Some of the areas covered by Dr. Saado's practice include: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, dementia, tremors, Decubitus ulcer and bed sores, delirium, prostrate disease, urinary tract infections, spinal cord injuries, personality disorders, cardiovascular changing in aging, and cardiac disease.
General Principles of Aging
As we age, our body is not able to repair itself or replace lost cells and tissue. Our growth rate reduces and muscle tissue is not replaced, bone loss is common, and disease is able to spread.
Some of the common problems with age include: dementia, delirium, urinary incontinence, hearing and vision impairment, malnutrition, eating and feeding problems, osteoporosis and osteomalacia, falls and gait disturbances, dizziness and syncope, pressure ulcers, and sleep disorders.
As we age, our children leave home, friends move away, and other factors may cause depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality and somatoform disorders, substance abuse, and mental retardation.
Common Geriatric Diseases, Disorders, and Health Care Concerns
Other problems with aging may include: cardiovascular diseases or disorders, hypertension, musculoskeletal diseases or disorders, back pain, diseases or disorders of the foot, neurologic diseases or disorders, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases or disorders, oral diseases or disorders, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders, endocrine or metabolic disorders, diabetes, hormone replacement therapy, gynecologic diseases or disorders, disorders of sexual function, hematologic diseases or disorders, oncology, renal diseases or disorders, prostate disease, dermatologic diseases or disorders.
Doctor Saado is highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of geriatric care and offers sympathetic care to his patients. Please click here now to find out how he can help you.