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Many elderly feel dizzy, but physical activity helps

(Reuters Health) If you're elderly and you feel dizzy, you might want to take more walks, according to study findings from Sweden.

Half of women 75 years and older report feeling dizzy, and 40 percent of men of that age, report Dr. Anna Ekwall … and colleagues…

Those who were dizzy reported poorer mental and physical quality of life, and were about twice as likely to report falling. Nearly 43 percent of the elders with dizziness said they felt down-in-the-dumps or depressed, compared with just 13 percent of their non-dizzy peers. Similar percentages reported worry and anxiousness, the researchers note.

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