One of the most common risks for the elderly is falls. A single fall at old age can change the entire course of the rest of their lives. According to a medical statistics, falls are the most significant threat to independent living after a certain age and it increases the risk of an early death. Unexpected falls can be caused from sudden loss of consciousness or from the impact of an outside force resulting from heart problems, stroke or seizure. But healthcare experts consider a case of a fall when it occurs for a different reason. Usually, a fall occurs in a familiar environment, while carrying out a daily, routine activity. It is also seen in older people that a fall often signifies the development of a new illness. A fall also triggers the fear of falling again. Thus, you hold yourself back from enjoying life along its normal course.
Falls usually occur as a result of a combination of various risk factors. Falls create a psychological block, which casts a shadow on your ability to carry out the routine activities safely. There’re several reasons that affect your normal physical balance and the ability to walk. These include:
If you’ve already experienced a fall or are at high risk of falling, our medical expert at All Well will suggest you the following tests to assess your current medical status:
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