Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR carefully checks our
older Colorado Springs chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 adults
who reside 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)
Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively
easy to perform. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR does it to safeguard
our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients!
Colorado Springs FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often disregarded
nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status is influential,
too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly
a domino effect! A recent 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
Low nutritional status in older adults especially those who have a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Nearly 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows nutrition and is ready
to assist our at-risk patients improve theirs!
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
intends to keep our Colorado Springs chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid
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