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Other Risks Related to Falls

Sensory deficits create problems with sensation, whether it be with the eyes, ears or feeling in the feet, can increase your risk of falling. Check your eyesight and hearing regularly and talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing numbness in your feet. Blood pressure drops, especially when we quickly go from lying, or sitting, to standing, can interfere with balance, vision and coordination. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded when standing, sit until your head clears, stand up slowly and ensure you have good footing before taking a step.

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