and eye problems or alcohol can be factors as well. Since osteoporosis can turn a minor fall into a life-changing event, Monarch includes Bone Densitometry testing, prevention and management as part of your regular preventive health care.
Falls and accidents seldom “just happen”.
• Get regular eye exams and physicals, including bone density screenings for women.
• To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.
Take steps to reduce your risk of falling.
• Get rid of tripping hazards in your home and wear nonskid shoes.
• Doing strength and balance exercises can help reduce the risk of falls as well. Ask about Nifty after Fifty fall prevention programs.