Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the link? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. New Roads Chiropractic Center carefully checks our
older New Roads chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. New Roads Chiropractic Center is
concerned about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers tried to describe
the relationship between nutritional status and body mass
index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people
who live in community settings. They discovered that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty
easy to perform. New Roads Chiropractic Center does it to safeguard
our New Roads chiropractic patients!
New Roads FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often ignored
nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status plays a role,
too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a domino effect! A recent study reported
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to several leading fall risk assessment
tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment
tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.
NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS
Poor nutritional status in older adults notably
in those who have a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of inferior recovery from a fall.
Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either currently malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical
performance. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and is prepared
to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule a New Roads chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. New Roads Chiropractic Center
intends to keep our New Roads chiropractic
patients safe from falls and malnutrition with solid
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