Geriatric Gastrointestinal Problems

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  • Lectures
    1 Video
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    60 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Considering an increase in life expectancy in today’s population globally, this is leading to a rise in the elderly population. This can be attributed to the advanced medical services available and changing living patterns. It is essential for the physicians to thoroughly diagnose the changes in the body of the elderly that occur along with aging. read more »»

Gastrointestinal (GI) changes in the elderly are common and more prevalent. Some changes associated with the aging GI system are physiological, others are pathological being more prevalent in the elderly.

This course on Geriatric gastrointestinal problems will give you an insight on physiological and pathological changes in GI, GERD, Chronic liver disease, jaundice, etc. to upgrade your knowledge to the next level.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Physiological and pathological changes in GI
  • GERD
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Jaundice and management


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: beginners

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