Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Moses Chiropractic thoroughly assesses our
older West Palm Beach chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Moses Chiropractic is
concerned about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers tried to describe
the association 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 maintained
a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1)
Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty
simple to perform. Moses Chiropractic does it to protect
our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients!
West Palm Beach FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often ignored
nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status plays a role,
too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s 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 (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 puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either currently malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced
a fall improved their physical
performance. (3) Moses Chiropractic knows nutrition and is ready
to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Moses Chiropractic
intends to keep our West Palm Beach chiropractic
patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds
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