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St. Francisville Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That’s the best opening question a healthcare person can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your St. Francisville chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our St. Francisville chiropractic patient population. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our St. Francisville patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those statistics alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues that will come with an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows nutrition and understands St. Francisville fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for people over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults are living longer and living with all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and you all know someone in this situation now. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped to identify what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your St. Francisville chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies about 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our St. Francisville chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville

Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your St. Francisville chiropractor and you at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be suggested to St. Francisville chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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