Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Vancouver Disc Centers thoroughly checks our
older Vancouver chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Vancouver Disc Centers 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 people
who reside in community settings. They found that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1)
Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty
simple to do. Vancouver Disc Centers does it to safeguard
our Vancouver chiropractic patients!
Vancouver 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 has a role,
too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a ripple effect! A new study documented
that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk
according to a few 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 who have a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Nearly 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) Vancouver Disc Centers knows nutrition and is ready
to help our at-risk patients improve theirs!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Vancouver Disc Centers
intends to keep our Vancouver chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with reliable
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