Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries thoroughly assesses our
older Manchester chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 found that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty
simple to perform. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries does it to safeguard
our Manchester chiropractic patients!
Manchester FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often disregarded
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 is truly
a ripple effect! A new study reported
that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk
according to several 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 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. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical
performance. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries understands nutrition and is prepared
to assist our at-risk patients improve theirs!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Schedule a Manchester chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
strives to keep our Manchester chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid
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