Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the link? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center carefully checks our
older Manahawkin chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty
simple to do. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center does it to protect
our Manahawkin chiropractic patients!
Manahawkin 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 has a role,
too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a ripple effect! A new study documented
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to several prominent fall risk assessment
tools (especially the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment
tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.
NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS
Low nutritional status in older adults notably
in those who have a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a history
of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen enhanced their physical
performance. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and is prepared
to help our at-risk patients improve theirs!
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
intends to keep our Manahawkin chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid