Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the link? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic carefully assesses our
older Eugene chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Rethwill 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 adults
who live in community settings. They discovered that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively
simple to do. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic does it to protect
our Eugene chiropractic patients!
Eugene 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 prompts weight loss which leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly
a domino effect! A new study reported
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to several 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
Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those who have 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 increased their physical
performance. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands nutrition and is prepared
to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
intends to keep our Eugene chiropractic
patients safe from falls and malnutrition with solid
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