Falls and fractures common in the elderly

Falls and broken bones in older people can significantly change their lives as the risks of falling and more serious injuries increase as the years go by. This type of falls can lead to a fracture, bring an elderly adult more health problems that are not only highlighted in a simple bone fracture, also thanks to bone deterioration.

Other causes why older adults are more likely to have falls resulting in broken bones may include:

  • Vision problems that prevent them from seeing the road well and obstacles in it.
  • Diseases that cause imbalance and lack of balance
  • Problems that cause them to have to rush to get to other places like the bathroom or their own room.
  • Muscles or bones damaged by diseases such as osteoporosis
  • Medications that cause drowsiness or dizziness
  • Carelessness by caregivers (especially with people who have mobility issues)

The risks of falling after the age of 65 can increase due to lack of mobility or leading a too sedentary life, so it is recommended that the elderly try to move to activate their muscles and bones so that, in this way, they do not they are so rigid or weak that when they have to get up and move to another place, they do not respond adequately and cause falls with the danger of easily injuring themselves.

It is convenient that caregivers seek to motivate the elderly to exercise, consume the appropriate medications for mobility and have the place where they reside with adequate conditions to prevent falls such as non-slip floors, railings, among others.

Let us remember that as time passes, our older adults require more of our support and it is our duty to take care of them so that they do not suffer more problems that cause them pain and suffering.

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