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Susan Sarandon health: Actress says she is "lucky" following health incident

Susan Sarandon is a Hollywood hotshot, with numerous accolades to her name, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a SAG Award. What people

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Susan Sarandon is a Hollywood hotshot, with numerous accolades to her name, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a SAG Award. What people may not know about Susan is that she is a passionate civil rights activist too. She even took the opportunity to advance a societal cause after sustaining an injury a couple of years ago.

Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls.

Most falls do not result in serious injury.

But, as the NHS points out, there’s always a risk that a fall could lead to broken bones, and it can cause the person to lose confidence, become withdrawn, and feel as if they have lost their independence.

How to prevent falling over

There are ways you can reduce your risk of having a fall, including making simple changes.

“Begin your fall-prevention plan by making an appointment with your doctor,” advises the Mayo Clinic.

The health body advises making a list of your prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements, or bring them with you to the appointment.

Sometimes the medications you’re on can make falls more likely so it is important to bear this in mind.

“To help with fall prevention, your doctor may consider weaning you off medications that make you tired or affect your thinking, such as sedatives and some types of antidepressants,” explains the Mayo Clinic.

The health body also recommends writing down details, including when, where and how you fell.

“Be prepared to discuss instances when you almost fell but were caught by someone or managed to grab hold of something just in time,” it says.

Details such as these may help your doctor identify specific fall-prevention strategies.

Simple self-help tips include:

  • Keep moving
  • Wear sensible shoes
  • Remove home hazards
  • Light up your living space.



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