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9,491 Possible Causes for Falling

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    Acute alcohol intoxication from ethanol is recognized as a major contributor to accidental falls requiring medical care.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Among women, the factors associated with a BAC 0.08 g/dl were younger age, being American Indian/Alaska Native, and using a firearm, hanging/suffocation or falling as method[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Do not leave an intoxicated person alone, as he or she is at risk of getting injured from falling or choking.[niaaa.nih.gov]

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    BACKGROUND: One-third of older adults fall each year.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Conclusion: OH, defined according to 2011 criteria, is associated with falls and time to first fall.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The 92 droxidopa patients reported 308 falls, and the 105 placebo patients reported 908 falls.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meniere's Disease

    If you feel dizzy, sit or lay down to prevent falling. Also be aware that you may lose your balance, so take precautions against injuring yourself in a fall.[belmarrahealth.com] Some people with Meniere's disease have "drop attacks" during which the dizziness is so bad they lose their balance and fall. Scientists don't yet know the cause.[medlineplus.gov] Vertigo may be accompanied by: Nausea or vomiting Sweating Paleness of the skin Weakness or falling In some cases, headache or diarrhea Fluctuating hearing loss Tinnitus,[uvahealth.com]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    We report a case of a 64-year-old alcoholic man who had a traumatic subdural haematoma after a fall from a height of about eight meters on level ground.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Osteoporosis and falls leading to fractures of the hip are more common in alcoholic patients.[symptoma.com] I have to drink until I fall over," he told ESPN. "They said to me: 'If you keep going with this life, you will die'.[sports.vice.com]

  • Insomnia

    […] factors of falling.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It can be hard to fall asleep if you have a million things on your mind.[sleepassociation.org] The effects of insomnia symptoms on fall risk differed by sleep medications use.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia

    Abstract In 2 patients cardiac rhythm disturbances clearly caused falls and hip fractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Conversely, potassium concentrations fall during each hemodialysis, and sometimes reach hypokalemic levels by the end.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Others feel: Palpitations or a galloping or sluggish heartbeat; Shortness of breath; Chest pain or discomfort; Fatigue or weakness; Dizziness; or Unexplained falls or fainting[augustahealth.org]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    Her symptoms (falls) responded to the withdrawal of culprit medications.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These new data seem to indicate that some unexplained falls could be cases of atypical VVS/carotid sinus syncope with retrograde amnesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A more standardized approach to the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with syncope or unexplained falls is required, and it is anticipated that the number of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Syncope

    You lose muscle control at the same time, and may fall down. Most people recover quickly and completely.[icd9data.com] […] noun mass noun 1 Medicine Temporary loss of consciousness caused by a fall in blood pressure.[en.oxforddictionaries.com] There was no history of fall, syncope, prodrome, dyspnoea, chest discomfort or palpitations. Medical history was notable for hyperlipidaemia and treated hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Stroke

    Fitness training may also have adverse effects – for example muscle injuries, falls or heart problems.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] To investigate if any fall event occurred after patients' dismissal, they were followed-up at three and twelve months after dismissal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] describe a case of an 84-year old right-handed man who presented to hospital with dysarthria, dysphagia, right-sided facial drop, a history of generalized weakness and multiple falls[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    Compared with neurologists, GPs considered "confusion" and "unexplained fall" more often compatible with TIA and "lower facial palsy" and "monocular blindness" less often[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] restore function and strength Stride improvement exercises to help increase your walking ability High level balance exercises in a supportive environment to decrease risk of falling[alterg.com] Myoclonus may occur normally, often when a person is falling asleep.[merck.com]

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