Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic carefully checks our
older Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is
concerned about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers tried to define
the association 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 had
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty
simple to perform. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic does it to safeguard
our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients!
Fort Wayne 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 leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly
a domino effect! A new study reported
that malnutrition was significantly linked 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 especially those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history
of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced
a fall enhanced their physical
performance. (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and is ready
to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
intends to keep our Fort Wayne chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with sounds
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