What causes frequent falls? 6 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular dystrophies are a group of diseases that cause damage and weakness to muscles over time. This damage and weakness is caused by the lack of a protein called dystrophin, which is necessary for normal muscl...

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

One of the nine types of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic condition characterized by progressive weakening of voluntary muscles that leads to death. DMD worsens more rapidly than othe...

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Dementia Overview

Dementia may affect memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Mental impairment must affect at least two brain functions to be considered dementia.

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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder. It first presents with problems of movement. Smooth and coordinated muscle movements of the body are made possible by a substance in the brain calle...

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Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker muscular dystrophy is a genetic condition that causes muscles to become damaged and weakened over time, resulting in loss of muscle tissue.

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Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

Enzymes are proteins that help break down (metabolize) substances in the body. If certain enzymes are not present, the body will be unable to metabolize a substance. If the substance remains in the body, it may buil...

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