Collapse may refer to a person falling or fainting, illness-related fatigue, or may refer to the physical collapse of a joint or body organ. A person collapsing suddenly may indicate fainting, syncope, dizziness, falls, decreased consciousness, and similar symptoms. Another type of “collapse”, such as during a febrile illness, may refer to exhaustion, prostration, malaise, fatigue, and so on.
Collapse may refer to the physical collapse of a single body joint. The collapse of a joint under pressure may result from a weakened joint leading to a joint collapse (e.g. knee collapse).
Another type of collapse is that of internal organs, such as a collapsed lung. Similar collapse-like symptoms of other body organs may use terms such as prolapse, inversion, displacement and distention of body organs.
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- Falls: Falls are a type of accidental injury from falling over. They are more common and more serious in the elderly
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- Prolapse: Prolapse is a general term for a body organ that has fallen out of its proper place. Common types include
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- Brain Disorders: A variety of brain disorders can occur, and many are very serious such as stroke or brain tumor. Any type
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- Vertigo: Vertigo is the sensation that the room is spinning and of being out of balance. It is a more severe
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- Unconsciousness: Unconsciousness, even a temporary lapse of consciousness, is a serious event. Some causes may not be serious, such as fainting
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