Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville thoroughly assesses our
older St. Francisville chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is
concerned about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers attempted to define
the relationship 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)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively
easy to perform. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville does it to protect
our St. Francisville chiropractic patients!
St. Francisville 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 domino effect! A new study documented
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to a few 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
Low nutritional status in older adults notably
in those who have a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of inferior recovery from a fall.
Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history
of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical
performance. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville understands nutrition and is ready
to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
strives to keep our St. Francisville chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid