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Largo Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Hollstrom & Associates Inc carefully assesses our older Largo chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is concerned about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to describe the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who reside in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to do. Hollstrom & Associates Inc does it to protect our Largo chiropractic patients!

Largo FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status plays a role, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A recent study revealed that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few leading 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

Poor 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. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a Largo chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Hollstrom & Associates Inc intends to keep our Largo chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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