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Geriatrics

Our Bakersfield staff at Elias Medical is skilled and trained to deal with Geriatrics medicine.  We enjoy helping our Bakersfield patients with some of the typical symptoms that occur in older adults.  So if you are looking for a family doctor who is trained in Geriatrics you should make an appointment with Elias Medical in Bakersfield today.  We look forward to serving you.

For more information see the following questions and answers on Geriatrics:

What is Geriatrics?

Geriatrics is a branch of medicine that specializes in the health care of older adults. This area of medicine is focused on promoting good health and the prevention of disease in the elderly

What is high blood pressure?

Imagine that your arteries are pipes that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) occurs when your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal.

What do the numbers mean?

Blood pressure is really two measurements, separated by a slash when written down, such as 120/80. You may also hear someone say a blood pressure is "120 over 80."

The first number is the systolic blood pressure. This is the peak blood pressure when your heart is squeezing blood out. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure. It's the pressure when your heart is filling with blood--relaxing between beats.

A normal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. If your blood pressure is between 120/80 and 140/90, you have something called "prehypertension."

COMMON CONDITIONS

  • Hip Fractures
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Menopause: What to Expect When Your Body is Changing
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Kegel Exercises
  • Bladder Training
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Glaucoma
  • Sleep Changes in Older Adults
  • CPAP Devices
  • Memory Loss
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Sexual Problems in Women
  • Parkinson's Disease