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Falls

Falls: Introduction

Falls: When bones are weakened by osteoporosis, a simple fall can cause a fracture or break. This can result in a trip to the hospital, surgery, and ... more about Falls.

Falls: When a person losses balance and falls over. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Falls is available below.

Symptoms of Falls

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Falls: Related Patient Stories

Falls: Deaths

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Falls: Complications

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Causes of Falls

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Disease Topics Related To Falls

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Falls: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Falls

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Hospitals & Clinics: Falls

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Falls: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Falls

Prevention of Falls

Prevention information for Falls has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Falls.

  • Most fall prevention measures refer to prevention in the elderly but are also good measures generally
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Article Excerpts about Falls

When bones are weakened by osteoporosis, a simple fall can cause a fracture or break. This can result in a trip to the hospital, surgery, and possibly a long-term disabling condition. Osteoporosis is the cause of 1.5 million fractures each year. This includes more than 300,000 hip fractures. These fractures may put an end to independent living for as many as 1 out of 4 people with a broken hip. (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

 

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