Musculoskeletal outcome

Fall

Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again

Falls can cause broken bones, like wrist, arm, ankle, and hip fractures.

Falls can cause head injuries. These can be very serious, especially if the person is taking certain medicines (like blood thinners). An older person who falls and hits their head should see their doctor right away to make sure they don’t have a brain injury.

Many people who fall, even if they’re not injured, become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down on their everyday activities.
When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling

Musculoskeletal
8 causes

Related to Fall

Causes of Fall : Reducing Your Risk

FactorsEffectEvidenceStudies

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Strong Decrease

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Ashwagandha Herb risk & protective factor

Strong Decrease

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Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Strong Increase

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Excess use of digital technology  Selfcare risk & protective factor

Notable Increase

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Coffee (Caffeine) Beverage risk & protective factor

Strong Decrease

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Strength Musculoskeletal outcome
Strength
Musculoskeletal

Notable Decrease

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Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

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Sedentary Lifestyle Selfcare risk & protective factor

Notable Increase

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Depression Brain outcome

Notable Increase

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Arthritis - Osteoarthritis Musculoskeletal outcome
Arthritis - Ost...
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Congestive Heart Failure Cardiovascular outcome
Congestive Hear...
Cardiovascular

Strong Increase

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Sarcopenia Musculoskeletal outcome
Sarcopenia
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

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Fall outcomes

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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