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 is important,
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.
Nearly 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!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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
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