Tips and Advice for Preventing Falls

In Sweden, the majority of visits to emergency departments, hospitalisation and deaths are caused by accidents involving a fall. Every year, approximately 70,000 persons suffer fall injuries that are so serious they require healthcare at a hospital. Around 1,000 persons die from such falls.

The majority of persons suffering fall accidents are aged 65 or older. There are measures we can take, however, to minimise the risk of falling. The most effective measures are having a good, nutritious diet, doing exercises that strengthen your muscles and improve your balance and having a good understanding of your medication and reviewing your medication in consultation with a doctor.

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