COPD

COPD patients falling down

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015


Up to 40% of patients with COPD experience falls, with more than 75% of patients falling multiple times, a study from Melbourne finds.

The preliminary study that followed 41 patients with stable COPD for a year found factors linked with an increased risk of falling included smoking, having other illnesses, taking multiple medications, having a fear of falling, and falling in the past.

The study is published in the latest edition of Respirology.

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