With ageing, your sense of balance slowly declines, your muscles gradually weaken, your vision deteriorates and reaction time slows, making it harder for you to avoid something in your path or adjust to surface changes, resulting in a fall. Medication can also affect your balance or perception, especially if on multiple medications. Common responsible drugs include diuretics, sedatives or sleeping medications, hypertension or mental health medications. Older people may be affected by many health conditions that can increase the risk of falls. Eye diseases affect your perception, making it difficult to see obstacles.
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