Can I prevent a fall?
Your physician can:
Check your vision. Low vision makes it harder to see steps
Check your nerves in your feet. Decreased foot sensation makes it harder to feel where you are walking.
Check your eating and fluid drinking habits. If you become dehydrated or skip meals, you may be lightheaded and fall.
Review your medications. Some medications can make you more tired or affect your balance and are not good for older adults.
Check your muscles. You might need strengthening exercises or physical therapy.