Frequently Asked Questions
10. What can increase the risk of a bone fracture?
The more likely you are to fall, the higher your risk for a fracture. And more severe falls increase your risk for fractures.
Factors that increase your risk of falling and of fracturing a bone include
- decreased muscle strength
- poor balance
- impaired eyesight
- impaired mental abilities
- certain medications, such as tranquilizers and muscle relaxants
- hazardous elements in your living environment, such as slippery throw rugs and icy sidewalks.