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General Physician - Answered on Jun 12, 2024

Dr Karthiyayini Mahadevan has been practising for 30 years.
She specialises in general medicine, child development and senior citizen care.
A graduate from Madurai Medical College, she has DNB training in paediatrics and a postgraduate degree in developmental neurology.
She has trained in Tai chi, eurythmy, Bothmer gymnastics, spacial dynamics and yoga.
She works with children with development difficulties at Sparrc Institute and is the head of wellness for senior citizens at Columbia Pacific Communities.... more
Anuradha Question by Anuradha on Jun 07, 2024Hindi

My mom is 73 year old . She is having severe shoulder pain and has been dragonized with osteoporosis. She is taking Immunace plus. What can help her . Is collagen supplement good for her

Ans: Is, she diabetic?
If yes, is, her blood sugar level well regulated?
High blood Sugars will aggregate the pain.
Good sessions of Physiotherapy to address Pain, followed by rehabilitation followed by functional skill improvement which will take over two months will help
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Hello Dr Nidhi! I'm 58 year female having sciatica, lumber spondylosis and osteoporosis. After COVID I lost about 10-12 kgs of weight. Dr. Suggested me to take injection for my osteoporosis. I took one infusion one year back, but no improvement. I had a prolonged fever with body ache as a side effect. I'm doing low impact exercises and undergoing physiotherapy (for 15-20 days) after every 3 months. I was supposed to take another dose of injection but I could not make up my mind in view of its side effects. Should I continue with this physiotherapy practice or go for another infusion? I can't do weight bearing exercises because of my very low weight/ muscle mass. How to increase weight. Kindly suggest/advice how to cope with the situation.
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