Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Most Chiropractic Clinic thoroughly checks our
older Murfreesboro chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Most Chiropractic Clinic cares about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers attempted 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 maintained
a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1)
Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty
easy to perform. Most Chiropractic Clinic does it to safeguard
our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients!
Murfreesboro 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 leads to weight loss which prompts
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a domino effect! A recent study reported
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
Low nutritional status in older adults notably
in those with a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen enhanced their physical
performance. (3) Most Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and is ready
to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Most Chiropractic Clinic
intends to keep our Murfreesboro chiropractic
patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable