Population as a global variable has sociologically witnessed a great change since 1950, during which population quantitatively changed status; increased and aged. In this way and due to many factors including social change, aging gradually appeared. Aging people as depreciated individuals are highly in need of general medication, especially otolaryngological services. Aging people are very vulnerable people. They experience more health disorders as compared with younger age groups whose bodies are stronger and healthier. Aging people are double-sidedly increasing in Asian countries; those born in cities, plus those added from rural areas in their old age. Sad to say, older people in Asia have more increased as compared with medical facilities in majority of countries. Those in balanced situation even face more elderly people in the years to come. As women live longer compared with men, they get hurt more than men who live shorter. As observed in table above, Asian countries had almost half the life expectancy in 1950 as compared with the year 2000. As earlier, infants and children were widely subject to death, life expectancy used to remain low. In this way, many parents could not even have the chance of seeing their grandchildren. Aging and seniority cause a large number of diseases and disorders. Asia with about fifty countries is facing increasing aging people. Many countries of the continent do not have enough medical doctors particularly specialty for aging people (geriatricians). Those seniors with disease, or want to seek anti-aging therapies, usually refer to otolaryngologists for their treatments.
The elderly people facing disorders, they usually see an
otolaryngologist. As otolaryngologists specialize in both medicine
and surgery, they do not normally need to refer patients to other
physicians to follow treatments. Plastic surgery as a surgical
specialty involves restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of
human body. It is practiced in some countries of Asia in the form
of cosmetic surgery among some groups of aging people such as
those in South Korea, Japan, Iran, China etc. to make them younger
and more attractive. Some Asian countries like China widely use
Traditional Chinese Medicine to cure patients in need. The practice
includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping therapy etc. .
Kampo medicine or the Chinese medicine has been used in Japan
since the 7th century . Many other East Asian countries use
Chinese Medicine including South Korea. India too, uses Greek or
Perso-Arabic Medicine as a part of its medications. Howsoever, Asian
countries are mostly and widely dependent on modern Western
medicine. Many countries in Asia in short of otolaryngologists, have
to refer to general practitioners for their treatments, or inevitably
refer to herbal medicines [3,4]. As Asia is facing increasing
population, it needs to improve and increase its medical services.
Sociologically speaking, it is advised to ever balance population
with medical improvement in all the Asian countries.