Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Chiropractic Associates carefully checks our
older Preston chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Chiropractic Associates 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 found that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had
a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty
easy to do. Chiropractic Associates does it to safeguard
our Preston chiropractic patients!
Preston 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 is influential,
too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly
a domino effect! A new study documented
that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk
according to a few leading fall risk assessment
tools (especially 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 puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall.
Almost 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 experienced
a fall enhanced their physical
performance. (3) Chiropractic Associates understands nutrition and is prepared
to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!
CONTACT Chiropractic Associates
Schedule a Preston chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Chiropractic Associates
strives to keep our Preston chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid