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In a document, CDC revealed that older adults are more likely to get injuries from falls and car crashes as they age. While these injuries can have fatal outcomes, the good thing is that these injuries can be avoided, allowing people aged 65 and over to live a longer and healthier life. As per the data released by CDC, one in four adults fall, resulting in around 36 million falls. If left unattended, these falls can result in shattered bones or a severe head or brain injury. However, they can be prevented.
Physical changes and health issues, as well as the medications used to treat such illnesses, make falls more likely as you become older. CDC points out, "there are simple steps you can take to keep yourself from falling and to stay healthy and independent longer." It is vital that tell your doctor if you have fallen, especially "if you feel unsteady when standing or walking, or if you are afraid you might fall."
CDC explained that some medicines that older people take tend to make them "dizzy or sleepy" which can increase your risk of falling. They also emphasise the significance of having an eye exam and a foot checkup at least once a year, as well as discussing correct footwear to lessen the chance of falling. They also recommend speaking with your doctor about any health concerns that may increase your risk of falling such as depression, osteoporosis, or hypotension.
CDC notices that vision problems and cognitive decline can increase of being injured in a traffic crash. Some measures suggested by CDC include:
As per the study, a traumatic brain injury is an injury that affects how the brain works. "It may be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, or a penetrating injury such as when an object enters the skull and harms the brain." There are many types of traumatic brain injuries, including mild, moderate, and severe concussion. Falls and motor vehicles are two of the leading causes of the problem. In case you notice any symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately to avoid complications. It is crucial to know if it is a concussion because it may overlap the signs of other diseases.
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