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Beware! Simple fall may lead to life-threatening consequences According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults falls each year. And falls are the number one cause of fractures in people, especially the elderly, resulting in fractures , cuts, and even serious head injuries. “Especially in the elderly or those people who have weak bones or are on certain medications like blood thinners, a fall can be dangerous,” asserts Dr S.N Aravinda, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Aster RV Hospital. Also Read – Preventing fragile fractures in the elderly during winter: Expert Small Fall May Lead To Life-Threatening Conditions Many falls do not cause injuries, but in some cases, it can cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury. In rare cases, it can even lead to life-threatening situations. For instance, an 11-year-old child landed in severe trouble due to a small fall while playing outdoors. The fall led to the rupture of the blood vessel in the liver to bleeding in the abdomen. Also Read – 5 expert-approved exercises to fight the effects of aging The boy suffered from stomach pain for a day post his fall. The family members consulted the local physician from the city immediately after the incident. But nothing helped the boy to stop his stomach pain . When he was unable to take the pain, the parents took him to the city-based Noble hospital. Also Read – Weight loss surgery may increase fracture risk […]