(HealthDay News) -- Hip fractures are common among seniors, and their risk increases with age.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says risk factors for hip fractures include:
- Being 65 or older.
- Being female.
- Having a slender build, being Asian or white, or having a family history of hip fracture.
- Getting insufficient dietary calcium.
- Having poor balance, arthritis, vision problems or being frail.
- Having dementia or another issue with memory.
- Taking certain medications that lead to side effects including dizziness or weakness.
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