Around The Elderly?

Hello, my grandmother is 82 years old … at this time she was diagnosed with kidney stones … but after treatment of kidney stones has not healed my grandmother’s mouth like people affected by strokemakan also often vomit so that they experience weight loss.

1 Answer:

Hello Mala,

Thank you for the question.

In people who are elderly, various medical conditions can be found. Starting from eating disorders, memory disorders, speech disorders, infections, to certain diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease including kidney stones and urinary tract. This is caused by as we get older, the function of organs also decreases, including the body's immunity.

Eating disorders can be caused by decreased function of the hormones that regulate hunger, impaired gastrointestinal function, disruption of chewing on teeth and mouth, impaired taste buds, the presence of heartburn that accompanies discomfort, which causes your grandmother to become an appetite, and tends to spit out food, and result in insufficient nutrition and weight loss. Stomach mouth due to stroke can also cause chewing disorders, and you should consult a neurologist regarding this matter, so that treatment and physiotherapy can be done so that eating can resume normal activities.

The following things can be done to help reduce eating complaints:

 Provide a variety of nutritious food intake with an attractive appearance and accompanied by spices that can be appetizing. Providing solid food alternatives to soft foods that are easy to chew, such as porridge with side dishes that have been blended or tender. Sufficient fluid intake of 2-3L of water every day to prevent dehydration in the elderly. Treat chronic diseases that already exist with treatment based on doctor's advice, including kidney stone disease, symptoms of a stroke, and stomach ulcers. Give special attention to the elderly so they are not lonely. Hopefully this information can help and hopefully your grandma's condition will gradually improve.

Regards.

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