Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic carefully assesses our
older Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic cares about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers attempted to describe
the association between nutritional status and body mass
index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people
who reside in community settings. They discovered that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained
a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively
easy to perform. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic does it to protect
our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients!
Fernandina Beach 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 is influential,
too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts
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 several 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
Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those with a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall.
Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history
of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical
performance. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and is prepared
to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
intends to keep our Fernandina Beach chiropractic
patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds
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