Elderly people are more likely to suffer dizziness because they have a higher risk of developing diseases associated with dizziness, states Mayo Clinic. They are also more likely to take medications that cause dizziness.... More »

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The elderly tend to experience heavy bleeding that fills up the nostril and causes blood to drip from the nose or into the throat when suffering from a nosebleed, explains WebMD. Excessive blood loss can lead to confusio... More »

An occurrence of sinusitis can cause dizziness due to the infection blocking the nasal ducts, thus creating pressure within the inner ear, details WebMD. Adequate water intake helps thin trapped mucus, allowing better fl... More »

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Swollen legs in elderly people are mainly due to venous insufficiency, kidney problems or heart failure, states Seniorhealth365. Joint swelling, especially in the toe, and fractures of bone due to bone conditions such as... More »

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The most common cause of stroke in the elderly is a reduction or obstruction of blood flow to arteries in the brain. These are called ischemic strokes, and they can be caused by an embolus or a thrombus, explains Mayo Cl... More »

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Seizures in elderly patients are caused by a number of factors, including strokes, brain tumors and Alzheimer's disease, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Epilepsy, a condition where patients have multiple ... More »

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Common causes of sudden nosebleeds in the elderly include damage to an artery in the back of the nose, a blow to the face or irritation from a cold, according to WebMD. Sometimes clotting problems caused by blood-thinnin... More »