Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Palmer Chiropractic Center carefully checks our
older Lynchburg chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Palmer Chiropractic Center cares about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers attempted to define
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 had
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty
simple to perform. Palmer Chiropractic Center does it to protect
our Lynchburg chiropractic patients!
Lynchburg 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 ripple effect! A recent study reported
that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk
according to a few prominent 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 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 increased their physical
performance. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center understands nutrition and is prepared
to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Palmer Chiropractic Center
intends to keep our Lynchburg chiropractic
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