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What are the risk factors for accidental falls?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Risks of Falls

Visual impairment medications orthostatic hypotension improper footwear neurological diseases like parkinson's dx having multiple diseases inactivity history of a fall in the past unsafe rugs and cords on the floors of the home.
Unsafe shows and tubs.

In brief: Risks of Falls

Visual impairment medications orthostatic hypotension improper footwear neurological diseases like parkinson's dx having multiple diseases inactivity history of a fall in the past unsafe rugs and cords on the floors of the home.
Unsafe shows and tubs.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Ken Kingdon
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: Many

There are actually many factors but some of the major ones include the environment (lighting, eveness of the walking surface, and slipperiness of the surface), the balance of the individual (which can be affected by someones inner ear state or mental state), and the weakness of the individual ( weaker muscles may not pick up the leg or foot enough to avoid tripping on an object.

In brief: Many

There are actually many factors but some of the major ones include the environment (lighting, eveness of the walking surface, and slipperiness of the surface), the balance of the individual (which can be affected by someones inner ear state or mental state), and the weakness of the individual ( weaker muscles may not pick up the leg or foot enough to avoid tripping on an object.
Dr. Ken Kingdon
Dr. Ken Kingdon
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