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Aging of balance and risk of falls in elderly


MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Yeny Concha-Cisternas1,2

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Abstract

Aging is a universal, irreversible and individual process that causes morphophysiological changes in the musculoskeletal systems, central nervous system and sensory systems (visual, vestibular and proprioception), causing greater risk of falls. The falls have a high prevalence and have become an important public health problem due to the high economic and functional costs they represent in the elderly. To avoid these events it is important to know the anatomophysiological changes associated with aging and plan health strategies where bone, muscle, somatosensory (proprioceptive) and cognitive stimulation is incorporated with the aim of avoiding functional impairment and disability.

Keywords

Aging, aged, falls, balance, integral health, functional impairment, hip fractures, disability, muscle fibers, suffering disability, dynapenia, skeletal muscle fibers, skeletal muscle fibers, bone mineral density

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