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3,823 Possible Causes for Falls Increased

  • Overeating

    When the body is sleep-deprived, the level of ghrelin spikes, while the level of leptin falls, leading to an increase in hunger. Another factor is at play, too.[sleepfoundation.org] The adrenal glands release another hormone called cortisol, and cortisol increases appetite and may also ramp up motivation in general, including the motivation to eat.[health.harvard.edu] Once a stressful episode is over, cortisol levels should fall, but if the stress doesn't go away — or if a person's stress response gets stuck in the "on" position — cortisol[health.harvard.edu]

  • Common Cold

    You may be noticing family members, friends and colleagues falling sick simultaneously — all complaining of similar symptoms.[gulfnews.com] ., most colds happen during the fall and winter.[webmd.com] , increasing the risk for exposure to the virus.[chop.edu]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    ; rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis, with increased risk of falls and fractures; increased risk of cancers; hypertension and cardiovascular disease; maturity onset diabetes[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Muscle weakness below a certain threshold affects functional ability and mobility, which puts an elderly person at increased risk of falling and fractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vitamin D deficiency causes muscle weakness, increasing the risk of falling and fractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Urinary Tract Disease

    This increased risk may be due to incomplete emptying of the bladder related to various medical conditions, including an enlarged prostate or a bladder prolapse (i.e., falling[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Bronchitis

    Chronic bronchitis is one of a group of diseases that fall under the name chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Symptoms include labored breathing, the inability to forcefully blow air out of the lungs, and an increased susceptibility to respiratory tract infections.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Inflamed bronchiole with increased mucus production.[mhmedical.com] Chronic bronchitis is one of a group of diseases that fall under the name chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).[encyclopedia.com] This disorder affects approximately 5% of adults annually with a predominance for winter and fall. 1 In the U.S., acute bronchitis is the ninth most common illness among outpatients[mhmedical.com]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    , increasing the risk for exposure to the virus.[chop.edu] During the fall and winter (September to March), when people are more likely to be inside. When humidity is low.[healthline.com] Having a chronic illness or otherwise weakened immune system increases your risk. Time of year.[mayoclinic.com]

  • Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    , increasing the risk for exposure to the virus.[stanfordchildrens.org] During the fall and winter (September to March), when people are more likely to be inside. When humidity is low.[healthline.com] Children are most likely to have colds during fall and winter, starting in late August or early September until March or April.[stanfordchildrens.org]

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    These factors probably contribute to the increased risk of falling when intoxicated with alcohol. KEYWORDS: Ethanol; adaptation; balance; postural control; vision[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The risk for alcohol dependence increases with binge drinking.[patient.info] , people become sleepy, or fall into a stupor.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Vulvitis

    […] vaginal pain, dryness or itching; insomnia, difficulty falling to sleep or difficulty staying asleep; trouble with your memory; having trouble remembering names; more forgetful[yourhormones.com] […] periods of hopelessness; feel apathetic; feel a loss of energy; feel more fatigued; feel less receptive to sex; feel less sensual; feel that your sex drive is diminished; increased[yourhormones.com]

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