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Loss of balance when standing up or sitting down, what causes it at 90?
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: One possibility.
The loss of balance may actually be a pre- fainting spell.
As we get older the bodies ability to fight gravity is decreased. As a result the blood vessels do not contract as rapidly and if you stand quickly they will not be able to respond and push blood against gravity. This will cause a transient decrease in blood flow to the brain and make one unsteady.

In brief: One possibility.
The loss of balance may actually be a pre- fainting spell.
As we get older the bodies ability to fight gravity is decreased. As a result the blood vessels do not contract as rapidly and if you stand quickly they will not be able to respond and push blood against gravity. This will cause a transient decrease in blood flow to the brain and make one unsteady.
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