A 46-year-old member asked:
Hello docs! can you tell me what could be causing someone to have difficulty walking and balancing as they get older?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Depends: Brain ages along with bones and every other organ as we age. Blood flow changes and organs don't work as well. This will vary in severity speed and age from person to person. However there are disease states that can also produce changes as described. There are blood tests and imaging studies that can usually identify cause.
4.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 51-year-old member asked:
Can anyone tell me what could be causing someone to have difficulty walking and balancing as they get older?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 30, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.