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Falls: Introduction

Falls: Recurrent unintentional falls. See detailed information below for a list of 86 causes of Falls, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Falls:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Falls. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Falls:

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Falls: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Falls, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Falls Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Falls:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Falls as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Falls: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Falls may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Falls

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Falls: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Falls

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less severe possibilities. Some more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can more »

Falls: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Falls

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Falls: Related Rare Diseases

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Falls: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Falls listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Falls as a symptom include:

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)

When bones are weakened by osteoporosis, a simple fall can cause a fracture or break. This can result... (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Detailed list of causes of Falls

The list below shows some of the causes of Falls mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Falls?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Falls. Of the 86 causes of Falls that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 81 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Falls:

The following list of conditions have 'Falls' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Falls:

The following list of medical conditions have Falls or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.












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Causes of Falls Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Falls based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Falls:

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    Classifications of Falls:

    Subtypes of Falls:

    Increased risk of falls (5 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Falls:

    Balance symptoms (1691 causes), Coordination symptoms (2126 causes), Trauma-related symptoms (724 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Clumsiness (408 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Falls:

    Balance symptoms (1691 causes), Dizziness (1357 causes), Leg weakness (152 causes), Posture symptoms (96 causes), Impaired vision (1545 causes), Certain medication, Drowsiness (1139 causes), Joint instability, Gait disorders (52 causes), Poor coordination (2126 causes), Brain failure, Cataplexy (12 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Falls

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