According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Specifically, nearly half of brain injuries and TBI-related deaths are the result of a fall.
Falls can cause numerous types of brain injuries such as a brain bleed can develop from striking or penetrating the head. Falls can also crack your skull. Head Trauma is also the leading cause of a brain bleed. Emergency treatment is needed for cerebral hemorrhage. Sometimes surgery is required to relieve pressure around the brain. If left untreated, any condition requiring brain surgery can cause further damage to the brain.
Falls Can Be Dangerous At Any Age.
Nearly 1 in 3 older people fall each year, but only half tell their physician. The elderly population suffering a fall is at an all time high. 1 in 5 of these falls are serious. More than ninety-five percent (95%) of hip fractures are due to a falls. Elderly women are more likely to fall inside the home I’ll elderly men are more likely to fall outside. Men die from falls more than women.
There are numerous places falls may occur, these are the leading locations in Illinois:
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