Statistics of Falling Down: Why You Should Tell Your Doctor if You Fall

Statistics of Falling Down: Why You Should Tell Your Doctor if You Fall

Statistics of Falling: How Many Older Adults Report a Fall Each Year? The statistics of falling down say that about one out of every 4 older adults are recording a fall once a year. They may or may not have to seek medical care. That statistic of falling came from a...
Dizziness and the Inner Ear: The Relationship

Dizziness and the Inner Ear: The Relationship

More Common Later in Life Across the age spectrum, the peak incidence of problems due to dizziness and the inner ear is in the 50s and 60s and it stays high throughout the lifespan. This is simply because of the normal aging of the inner ear. People can have problems...
How To Find A Vertigo Doctor In Your Area

How To Find A Vertigo Doctor In Your Area

Find a Vertigo Doctor If you are someone who is experiencing vertigo and you are looking to find a vertigo doctor who is skilled and qualified to help you, then you are not alone. I hear from people all across the United States and from many foreign countries who have...
BPPV Questions Answered by Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

BPPV Questions Answered by Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

In this article, I answer two BPPV questions. BPPV Questions: Q. After one episode of BPPV resolved with vestibular therapy, is it possible that BPPV never returns? Well, if you are an optimist, of course! But in terms of recurrence rates, it’s about a 35% rate of...
Symptoms of Foot Neuropathy: How to Identify

Symptoms of Foot Neuropathy: How to Identify

I have actually met a lot of people with neuropathy and who have no idea that they even had it, and that is causing them to fall. Foot neuropathy can cause imbalance (disequilibrium) and dizziness with standing, along with falls. In the following article, we will talk...
Safety Tips for Foot Neuropathy

Safety Tips for Foot Neuropathy

If you have foot neuropathy, there are some things you can do to help reduce your risk of falling. In this article, we will talk about some safety tips for foot neuropathy. Tip: Proper Footwear One thing you can do is to make sure you have proper footwear. Sometimes...
What To Do If You Have Bladder Control Problems

What To Do If You Have Bladder Control Problems

Talk to Your Doctor about Bladder Control Problems If you are having bladder control problems, the first step I would recommend is to meet with your primary care provider. This may be your doctor, or a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. They need to...
Environmental Hazards that Contribute to Falls

Environmental Hazards that Contribute to Falls

Too Much Clutter causes Unsafe Walkways As people get older, they tend to downsize from their primary house into a smaller, more manageable living space. This may be an apartment, condo, or an assisted living. However, they don’t want to get rid of all their stuff!...
Decrease The Risk of Falling: Talk to your Healthcare Provider

Decrease The Risk of Falling: Talk to your Healthcare Provider

Take Action to Decrease the Risk of Falling Chronic conditions and medications can cause falls for a lot of older people. Some examples of chronic conditions that can cause falls include things like diabetes, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, Parkinson’s...
Myths About Falls: What to Know

Myths About Falls: What to Know

There are many “myths” going around about falls and aging. I am going to talk about three of them in this blog post. I hope that addressing these three myths about falls gives you some hope in terms of the aging experience. Myth #1 The first myth about falls is that...

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