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Ashburn Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

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!

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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 chiropractic care!

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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