Fall Prevention

Certain activities increase your risk of falling. As a cancer survivor, you are at even higher risk because of your medications and prolonged periods of rest in bed. Taking sleeping pills may increase your risk of breaking bones due to a fall. A fall is just as important as low bone strength in causing fractures.

Fear of falling and restriction of activities may lead to deterioration of your physical and mental performance with increased risk of fall.

Muscle weakness may increase your risk of falling. Educational programs on how to improve your muscle strength and balance are necessary. You have to modify the environmental factors at your home and your work to prevent falls and related injuries. For a video on how to prevent falls, follow this link: https://youtu.be/eK8Gue-fAqk


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