Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Falls"

Falls

Everyone can be at risk of having a fall, but some older adults can be more vulnerable than others. Read about how to take steps to prevent falls.

Read more

Fall prevention

There are several measures that an older person can take to help prevent a fall. Find out about fall prevention.

Read more

Fall treatment

It is likely that you will feel shocked and a bit shaken after a fall, but staying calm will help you to gather your thoughts and remember what to do. Find how to treat a fall.

Read more

What causes falls?

The natural ageing process often places older adults at an increased risk of having a fall. Find out the general causes of a fall.

Read more

Head injuries

The most common causes of head injuries are falls, assaults and car accidents. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments here.

Read more

Safe use of sleeping pills

Sleeping pills are drugs designed to help you fall asleep or stay asleep, such as in the treatment of insomnia. Learn more about the types and associated risks.

Read more

Facial injury

An injury to the face can be caused by almost anything, such as, falling over, cutting yourself shaving being struck in the face by an object, such as a ball or twig or being assaulted or hit.

Read more

Fractures

A bone fracture can be caused by trauma, such as a sports injury or fall. Fractures can also be caused by minor injuries in conditions that weaken the bone.

Read more

Prolapsed uterus

Prolapsed uterus is when your uterus falls down towards the vaginal opening. Read about its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Read more

Dental injury

The most common cause of a dental injury is a fall or playing sport. It can also happen from eating something hard. Learn more here.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo