What are the major causes of falls?
The most common causes of falls include weak muscles, unstable balance, dizziness, vision problems, side effects from medications (such as dizziness and confusion) and environmental hazards (such as slippery floors and loose rugs). See the risk factors page for further information.
You can complete a self assessment to determine if you are at risk of falling. This will provide you with a printable report that you can take to your next doctors appointment (or other health professional).