Health Tip: Help Prevent Bathroom Falls05/29/13
(HealthDay News) -- A slippery floor in the bathroom is all it
takes to end up on your back with a broken bone or bad sprain.
Womenshealth.gov suggests how to help prevent falls in the
- Make sure there are grab bars next to the toilet, and both
inside and outside the tub or shower.
- Put carpeting or nonslip strips or mats on any place that's
prone to getting wet.
- Keep nightlights on in the bathroom.
Copyright © 2013
. All rights reserved.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.