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How to Prevent Falls: Learn About Drug Side Effects - Page 4

By Sherry Baker @SherryNewsViews
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October 27, 2017

Other tips on how to prevent falls

  • Stay physically active to keep muscles strong and joints and ligaments flexible.
  • Be extra cautious when walking on icy or wet surfaces.
  • Changes in sight and hearing can result in falling. Have your eyes and hearing checked regularly, and always wear your glasses if needed.
  • Get enough sleep. If you are sleep-deprived, you are more likely to fall.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation. Hip fractures in seniors increase with alcohol use.
  • Don’t stand up suddenly from lying down or sitting for a long time —that can cause your blood pressure to fall, leaving you unsteady.

 

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Updated:  

April 07, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN