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Preston Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

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!

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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 chiropractic care!

 
Chiropractic Associates checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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