Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn carefully checks our
older Ashburn chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is
concerned 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 people
who reside in community settings. They found that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty
easy to perform. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn does it to protect
our Ashburn chiropractic patients!
Ashburn FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often disregarded
nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status plays a role,
too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly
a domino effect! A new study revealed
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to a few 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
Poor nutritional status in older adults notably
in those with 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. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced
a fall improved their physical
performance. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows nutrition and is ready
to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
intends to keep our Ashburn chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with reliable