Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Wilson Family Chiropractic carefully assesses our
older Millville chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Wilson Family Chiropractic cares about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers tried to define
the relationship between nutritional status and body mass
index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people
who live in community settings. They discovered that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had
a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty
simple to perform. Wilson Family Chiropractic does it to safeguard
our Millville chiropractic patients!
Millville FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often disregarded
nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status has a role,
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 revealed
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to several 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
Poor nutritional status in older adults notably
in those who have a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced
a fall improved their physical
performance. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic understands nutrition and is prepared
to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Schedule a Millville chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Wilson Family Chiropractic
intends to keep our Millville chiropractic
patients safe from falls and malnutrition with solid