“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
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.