postural instability


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postural instability

A tendency to fall or the inability to keep oneself from falling; imbalance.
See also: instability
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Likewise, the chances of being frail were shown to be increased among elderly people using five or more medications simultaneously and with postural instability.
Postural instability is characterized as a loss of balance because of loss of postural reflexes (Jankovic, 2008).
Although published CPT data are lacking for PTSD, it is well documented that postural instability is associated with anxiety disorders in general [35].
Posturography of 79 autistic individuals under different conditions with sensory challenges showed that autistic children exhibit more postural instability when somatosensory or proprioceptive inputs are restricted (19).
Postural instability is also common among alcohol dependent (AD) individuals, because of damage to the brain systems that maintain postural stability.
Therefore, if this reflex (and by extension the FPR) is not well integrated during infancy there is created the real possibility of postural instability in the hip region throughout life.
It is a chronic progressive degenerative disease characteristically showing quiver, stiffness, bradykinesia and postural instability.
Depression, postural instability, cognitive and functional impairment are known consequences of cerebral small-vessel disease, and are frequently described extrapulmonary manifestations in patients with COPD," wrote Dr.
Six months prior to admission, the symptoms increased, with onset of loss of loss of balance, and postural instability.
Postural instability usually occurs within five to eight years after the onset of the disease.