Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. thoroughly assesses our
older Auburn chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 live in community settings. They found that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had
a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1)
Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively
easy to do. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. does it to protect
our Auburn chiropractic patients!
Auburn FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often ignored
nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status plays a role,
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 new study revealed
that malnutrition was significantly associated 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
Low nutritional status in older adults notably
in those with a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior 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 have fallen enhanced their physical
performance. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows nutrition and is prepared
to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!
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and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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