Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Chiropractic Solutions thoroughly checks our
older San Jose chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Chiropractic Solutions 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 adults
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 1 fall. (1)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty
easy to perform. Chiropractic Solutions does it to safeguard
our San Jose chiropractic patients!
San Jose 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 is influential,
too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a ripple effect! A recent study documented
that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk
according to a few prominent 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
Low 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 history
of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical
performance. (3) Chiropractic Solutions knows nutrition and is prepared
to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Schedule a San Jose chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Chiropractic Solutions
strives to keep our San Jose chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid
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