Heavy alcohol, drug use linked to increased risk of falls among people with HIV

The consequences of a fall can be devastating, particularly among people who are at higher risk of a fracture such as people with HIV. Alcohol consumption and drug use are important risk factors for falls or fractures, but there are no standard medical guidelines on the level of consumption or type of alcohol or other drug use (AOD) that increases one’s risk for falls and fall-related injuries, particularly among populations with conditions that already affect balance.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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