“But there’s always a risk that a fall could lead to broken bones, and it can cause the person to lose confidence, become withdrawn, and feel as if they have lost their independence,” explains the NHS.
How to prevent falling over
There are a number steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling over.
As the Mayo Clinic explains, sometimes the medications used to treat certain conditions can make falls more likely.
If you suspect your medication is causing you to fall over, make an appointment with your doctor, advises the health body.