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Guide to Better Health and Well-Being After Fifty

Meenal Kumar (Author) R. Kumar (Author)
Synopsis The focus of this book is development of better health and it maintenance and to take preventive measures against disease for all above fifty, senior citizens and other disadvantaged section of society viz. women, disabled, chronically ill etc. With the fat graying of the Indian population and rapid increase of the person above 50 in the work force of the nation, it has become imperative to take care of the health and well-being of this section of society. The old approach of medical interventions and medicine administration, after the person had fallen sick, is unlikely to help in this rapidly changing scenario. State-of-art hospitals are coming up in public as well as private sector, but the number of indoor beds and OPD facilities are proving inadequate, with never ending queues of patients all round. The cost of treatment is simply prohibitive. Problems have got magnified due to increased longevity and consequent spurt in aged population and age-related diseases. Most of the ailments during old age are not inevitable. With healthy lifestyle mot of the ailments, at all ages, can be prevented or made more Bearable. He old saying ‘A stitch in times saves nine’ is very appropriate here. In this documents our concern is for the high profile executives, ambitious professionals, affluent businessmen and others obsessed with eating of rich foods and comfort of limbs and equally for the ordinary citizen who is struggling to make his both ends met. Our message to this largest group is simple: ‘do not feel condemned, do not give up, depend more your own feet than your vehicles and more on your own hands than your children.’ APNE HAATH JAGAN-NATH is an appropriate approach. Do not depend too much on others and do not be labeled as complainer. Live the life to the full and with full gusto. Most of the health conditions which reduce your quality of life or productively or that cut short the thread of life can be prevented. It is a comprehensive guide for the elderly and their caregivers to deal their physical and psychological problem in appositive manner. The book will be immensely useful for doctors as well.
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About the authors

Meenal Kumar

Dr. Mrs. Meenal Kumar, a Senior Consultant Gynaecologist at Chandigarh, is a sensitive, capable and caring physician for her patients. Her work represents the essence of healing, while destroying the myths and challenges associated with health problems. The book on menopause was her first and that was based upon personal sufferings and experiences of menopause as a patient, as well as a physician . Due to extreme distress of menopausal symptoms and problems borne by her person, she became disabled, which gave her new insight and new strength to offer power of healing to her patients about menopausal symptoms. In recognition of her dedication to the cause of women’s empowerment in general and menopause in particular, she was asked to head the first menopause clinic, set up at Chandigarh, in the year 2001, the year of women’s empowerment, which is now functioning at 232/Sector 16A, Chandigarh. She was born in the family of doctors at Agra and had her medical schooling (M.B.B.S.) at Kanpur. Later on she specialized in Gynaecology from Delhi University by passing DGO and MD. He total interest, hobbies, profession is summed up in care of her patients. She continues to serve her patients through her pen, as much as her touch and prescription. Her first book ‘Guide to Better Women’s Health after Menopause’ was highly admired.

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R. Kumar

Dr. R. Kumar is an accomplished writer,prominent ophthalmologist, eminent socio-medical scientist, diligent social worker, organizer par excellence and a noted public health educator of North India. He has been writing in English, Hindi and Punjabi. He has written on all aspects of health and has over 60 books to his credit. He has been writing regularly for the health columns of different newspaper e.g. The Tribune, The Indian Express, Danik Bhaskar, etc. Besides, he has organized several seminars and conferences to further the cause of medical science and to bolster the aspect of continuing medical educating for the benefit of doctors in practice or in service. Born at Keorak (Haryana) on January 26, 1946, he worked at Nehru Hospital, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (PGI), Chandigarh from 1968-73. He had his early education at DAV College, Jalandhar (1961-63). He joined Govt. Medical College, Patiala and passed in flying colours (19668). Then he acquired his higher degree of specialization in Opthalmology in 1971 from PGI, in first attempt. He had set up his own private modern Eye Clinic for consultation/treatment of patients, first in Sector 15 in the year 1974 and then shifted. He has been President/Secretary of several medical association from time to time. He continues to organize seminars and CMEs for the benefit of doctors and health education and awareness programmes for the public.

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Bibliographic information

Title Guide to Better Health and Well-Being After Fifty
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176294535
length viii+275p., Figures; Appendices; Index; 23cm