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Largo Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That is the most suitable conversation starting question a healthcare person can post to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention hints can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Largo chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Largo chiropractic patient group. Hollstrom & Associates Inc considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Largo patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Hollstrom & Associates Inc, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems that will come with this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the risk of falls is to address malnutrition. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows nutrition and understands Largo fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for folks over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults are living longer and experiencing all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Hollstrom & Associates Inc and you all know someone in this situation now. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to help them manage 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 challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Largo 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 lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Hollstrom & Associates Inc is well versed in nutrition and ready to assist our Largo chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc

Schedule a Largo chiropractic visit now. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Largo chiropractor and you at Hollstrom & Associates Inc will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

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