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HIP FRACTURES CAUSE SEVERE HEALTH PROBLEMS AND MAY LEAD TO PREMATURE DEATH
Hip fractures do not only have a major impact on a personal level – they also constitute a major cost on the national health systems.
Hip fractures count for the most hospital beds and about 300,000 Americans are hospitalized for a hip fracture every year. As the population ages, the cost of hip fractures are expected to escalate. Measures to reduce the incidence of fractures will generate significant savings for all health care systems.
SAFEHIP IS HERE TO COMBAT THE HEALTH PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIP FRACTURES
Hip protectors are found cost-effective in high-risk populations. The cost-effectiveness depends on many parameters. One potential risks based on gender, age and even race. Another factor which needs consideration is the cost and number of hip protectors needed per person. Thirdly, an often overlooked cost is that of education and extra time of health personal. When all these factors are considered hip protectors have, both on a personal and societal level, in several studies been proven effective.
ADVICE TO PREVENT HIP FRACTURES
STAY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
Plan an exercise program that is right for you. Regular exercise improves muscles and makes you stronger. It also helps keep your joints, tendons, and ligaments flexible. Mild weight-bearing activities, such as walking or climbing stairs, may slow bone loss from osteoporosis.
HAVE YOUR EYES AND HEARING TESTED
Even small changes in sight and hearing may cause you to fall. When you get new eyeglasses or contact lenses, take time to get used to them. Always wear your glasses or contacts when you need them. If you have a hearing aid, be sure it fits well and wear it.
ADVICE TO PREVENT HIP FRACTURES
USE ASSISTIVE DEVICE
Appropriate use of canes and walkers can prevent falls. If your doctor tells you to use a cane or walker, make sure it is the right size for you and the wheels roll smoothly. This is important when you're walking in areas you don't know well or where the walkways are uneven. A physical or occupational therapist can help you decide which devices might be helpful and teach you how to use them safely.
USE NON-SKID SUPPORT
Wear non-skid, rubber-soled, low-heeled shoes, or lace-up shoes with non-skid soles that fully support your feet. It is important that the soles are not too thin or too thick. Don't walk on stairs or floors in socks or in shoes and slippers with smooth soles.
THERE ARE A PLETHORA OF RISK FACTORS IN RELATION TO HIP FRACTURES - PREVENTION IS PARAMOUNT
Fear of falling and a history of falling, dementia, visual impairment, slow reaction time and balancing problems. These are but a few of the risk factors in relation to hip fractures. When becoming older the risk factors become more and more prevalent. Prevention of a hip fracture is important when wanting to maintain a meaningful life in old age
Learn more about the risk factors and also hip fracture prevention strategies.
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