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balance and strength - Enhancing Strength, Balance and...

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Enhancing Strength, Balance and Flexibility in Aging Patients Lisa Z. Killinger, DC Factors Related to Balance Problems in the Aging Patient C ognition/Psychological : 3 Ds: Delirium, depression, dementia; impaired position sense, wandering, confusion, hallucination, anxiety. H eart: Tachycardia, bradycardia, arrhythmias, hypotension G I/GU : Bleeding (ulcers, etc), diarrhea, constipation (defecation sycope), incontinence, micturition syncope I solation : Patients who live in isolation are more likely to fall. W hat patient eats/drinks : Caffeine, alcohol, insufficient food/water intake M etabolic Disorders : Hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, dehydration M usculoskeletal Factors : Lower extremity muscle weakness, restricted ROM, osteoarthritis, conditions of the feet, gait disturbances N ervous System: Parkinson’s, dementia, visual disturbances, seizures, dizziness, nervous system damage due to anemia.
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course DIAG 712 taught by Professor Killinger during the Summer '09 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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