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Post Stroke Falls are Hard to Avoid: Study

Strategies to prevent falls by individuals who have suffered a stroke are lacking, according to Australian researchers who recently completed a study on the subject. As many as 75% of stroke survivors wind up falling within a half a year after the vent, researchers noted.

An examination of 13 studies involving 1,500 study subjects showed that only vitamin D supplementation was a consistently effective preventive measure, said lead researcher Dr. Francis Bachelor of the University of Melbourne in a recent Reuters Health report. But even this worked only for female residents of nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities two or more years after suffering a stroke.

“The effectiveness of vitamin D in fall prevention in all people with stroke has not yet been determined,” Bachelor explained. He said that while previous research had illustrated that fall-prevention programs that included exercise were effective for seniors, what wasn’t as clear was whether such regiments helped individuals who had differed a stroke.
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while learning to walk some falls are unavoidable.In case if you want to avoid fall totally learning will be very slow.Take care that fall will not result in enjury.
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