Falling is part of growing up, as they say. Unfortunately, when we are above the age of 65, falling may lead to injuries, such as fractures, which affect your normal activities. As you grow older, your bodily functions change or deteriorate. For example,
Medical conditions may increase the risk of falls, such as:
Medications can also be a risk for falls. Diuretics, sedatives or anti-hypertensive medications can predispose you to fall as you grow older.
Generally, older people tend to fall at home. This happens especially to those who are being left alone at home or those who have walking disorders.
To reduce the risks of falls, there are some tips you can follow:
Proper Hand Rail Design:
Following these instructions does not guarantee that you will not fall again, but it helps you to be aware of things that you can change to reduce your chances of accidents happening again.
More importantly, exercises to remain physically active, to keep fit, to improve muscle strength, and to maintain good postural balance are key to preventing falls.
The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
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