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At Risk of Falling? Hollstrom & Associates Inc Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Largo folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may slip away while healing. Largo fall prevention is so important, and Hollstrom & Associates Inc recommends that all Largo chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies as well as a new nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans succeed for most Largo chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a home that is all on one level with no steps are all ways to reduce fall risk. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those might also trigger a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s important for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Largo chiropractic patients remain on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential to maintain your strength. As our Largo chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are advised like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Hollstrom & Associates Inc and our Largo chiropractic care patients discover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A new fall prevention idea is to include calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation routine. A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500 patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees this to be very helpful when discussing nutrition with our Largo chiropractic patients, especially with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc now. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to evaluate your risk of falling and establish a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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