Falls are one of the main causes of injury in adults 65 and older. They can be caused by physical health problems. Speak with your primary care provider (PCP) if you:
Problems with blood pressure or the inner ear can make you dizzy, causing you to lose your balance.
Can’t see well
Poor vision will make it difficult to avoid obstacles.
Have callouses or corns on your feet
Your PCP may need to remove them. Wearing loose-fitting shoes because of foot problems could make you fall.
Some medications can affect your balance, especially if you’re taking more than one. Your PCP may be able to prescribe alternatives that won’t make you dizzy.
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