Infections, not Clumsiness, Could Be The Cause of Falls
 
Research suggests that 20% to 40% of falls are caused by untreated infections. Infections can lower blood pressure and lead to dizziness and lightheadedness, increasing the risk for a fall.  Illness can also cause confusion in elderly people. Family and healthcare workers should consider how someone was feeling and acting before the accident, and not assume that they tripped.

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