Falls are not how you expect to go.
Of all the things you worry could kill you… from cancer to a jerk running a red light… this one probably gets almost no thought at all.
If you had to make a list of fears, a fall probably wouldn’t even crack the Top 10.
But new research shows how this HIDDEN risk factor is turning into a MAJOR killer. In fact, it’s become a TOP cause of death in older folks.
The number of deaths from falls among seniors has TRIPLED in recent years. That’s a fact. But today, I’m going to reveal something the medical mainstream is never going to admit.
The REAL reason for the rise in this deadly risk.
It’s not “just your age,” as they claim. In fact, it’s something most docs will NEVER even bring up because they’re the ones causing it!
Thousands die every year after taking a serious tumble
The new study finds that more seniors are falling, more seniors are being hurt by falls, and more seniors are DYING of those falls.
The older you are, the higher the risk.
In 2016, some 25,000 Americans over the age of 75 died in falls, That’s THREE TIMES the rate from the year 2000.
The actual death rate has DOUBLED.
- In older guys, the rate of deaths from falls jumped from 61 per 100,000 to 116 per 100,000.
- And in women, the rate skyrocketed, from 46 to 100,000 to 106 per 100,000.
And in the oldest group of seniors, the death rate from falls is absolutely astounding. In folks over 95, it’s 595 per 100,000.
The REAL reason falls are getting so deadly
Naturally, they’re already trying to treat you like an accident-prone toddler. They say it’s because older folks aren’t careful enough and don’t recognize their own limits.
It’s not you…
Sure, we all get a little less steady on our feet as we get older. And yes, we should all be a little more careful… at ANY age.
But don’t be fooled. Those aren’t the only reasons you’re more likely to take a major tumble. And they’re not even the MAIN reasons for the increase in deadly falls.
For that, you need to take a look in your medicine cabinet. Because you can blame all the drugs they’re shoving down your throat.
The typical senior now takes four medications per day. And 39 percent of all older folks take at least five (and often more).
It’s so bad that 28 percent of all senior hospitalizations are now CAUSED by meds!
Any one drug can leave you feeling weak, dizzy, or unsteady as a side effect. But the real problem isn’t usually a single bad drug in the mix (although it certainly can be).
More often, it’s the combined effects of multiple meds.
But here’s another truth. In many cases, you DON’T need all of those drugs.
If you’re knocking back pills by the fistful, make an appointment to go over them with your doc. See if there are some in your mix that you can cut back on, eliminate, or replace with safer options.
Along with helping to keep you steady and cutting your risk of falls, reducing the number of meds your on can help ease other problems often wrongly blamed on age including memory loss, poor digestion, low energy, and muscle loss.
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