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...
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...
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...
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...

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