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In 2012 there were over 27,000 hospitalizations of people aged 60 or more at UHS hospital services

 
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Number of admissions is higher in older women because they tend to be more active and have less muscle mass than men
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Number of admissions is higher in older women because they tend to be more active and have less muscle mass than men

About three seniors are admitted for hours in public hospitals in the State of São Paulo victim falls. The result is múmero evantamento conducted by Ministry of Health of São Paulo.

In 2012 there were over 27,000 hospitalizations of people aged 60 years or more in service UHS hospital due to falls.

Of the total, 60% of admissions were for women over 60 anos.As regions that lead the absolute numbers of admissions for this type of accident are the Greater São Paulo, with 12,151, and the region of Campinas, which recorded 2,011 cases in the year past.

One of the biggest reasons for falls in the elderly is the lack of balance and muscle loss that occurs naturally with increasing age, Anderson explains Della Torre, geriatrician and medical coordinator Paulista Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IPGG), a unit of Secretariat in the east of the state capital.

According to the doctor, the number is higher in women because the elderly tend to be more active and have less muscle mass than men.

Drug use and behavior of the elderly can also be considered as causes of falls. Elderly more active, they tend to perform activities, especially indoors, are at greater risk.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Falls    Elderly    Ministry of Health of São Paulo    Public health    Anderson Della Torre    Health   
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