For an elderly person, a mere fall can be life-changing. Those suffering from osteoporosis and arthritis most especially are easily susceptible to broken bones. With falls as the leading injury for many seniors, creating a fall-prevention plan with your doctor is vital. Many people believe that a fall is a simple accident; however, this is not the case. There are many contributions to accidents. By understanding these causes, you can avoid future physical disabilities and maintain a safe and healthy life.
When discussing a fall prevention plan with your doctor, it is essential to mention medications and certain conditions such as heart disease which can inhibit coordination. Strengthening your body through exercise can also improve coordination,and flexibility. Maintaining regular eye check-ups and preserving a healthy diet full of calcium and vitamin D will increase the likelihood of leading a happier and accident-free life.
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Bone mass decreases when you don’t use it enough. For those who are aging, exercising often become less and less of a priority. Osteoporosis is a common disease among seniors and elderly, resulting from losing too much bone, or that the body is not producing enough bone to recover the loss. When the bones are weak, daily subtle actions such as bumping into a desk corner, or sneezing can easily break a bone in the more serious cases according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Furthermore, the 10 million Americans number who have the disease does not show the underlying problem for the over 30 million who are at risk for the disease. In addition, when elderly break a bone, it is usually in complicated places on the body such as the hip, spine and wrist, affected the health and quality of life of those affected.