ENT and Head and Neck problems in geriatric population –A review

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Author Details : Abhimanyu Kadapathri*, K.C Prasad, S.M Azeem Mohiyuddin, Pradeep Krishna, Priyanka Das

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 43-46


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Ageing is a natural biological property of all living beings. There is an estimated 120 crore population around the world currently over the age of 65 years, it is also estimated that half of the world’s population would be in geriatric group by year 2050. Developed nations have about 30% of their population in geriatric age group. In India 10% of population belong to geriatric age, even though it comparatively low with other nations the numbers are huge due to population size. Special senses such as hearing and smell are impaired along with ageing body. Other otorhinolaryngological problems are also common due to degenerative
changes in head and neck region. Cosmetic problems are a concern too due to the ever increasing zeal for youthfulness in modern society. We review some of the common problems faced in the elderly.

Keywords: Gerontology head and neck otorhinolaryngology ageing.

How to cite : Kadapathri A , Prasad K , Mohiyuddin S A, Krishna P , Das P , ENT and Head and Neck problems in geriatric population –A review. Ann Geriatr Educ Med Sci 2020;7(2):43-46

Copyright © 2020 by author(s) and Ann Geriatr Educ Med Sci. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

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Received : 01-10-2020

Accepted : 15-12-2020

Available online : 04-02-2021

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