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Ashburn Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That is the most suitable opening question a healthcare person can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Ashburn chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Ashburn chiropractic patient population. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Ashburn patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those numbers alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems that will accompany an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping the risk of falls is to address malnutrition. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows nutrition and understands Ashburn fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for folks over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people are living longer and developing all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and you all know someone in this situation now. It is up to the doctors who take care of these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped to figure out what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Ashburn chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies about 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups revealed that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well versed in nutrition and ready to assist our Ashburn chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic visit today. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your Ashburn chiropractor and you at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be recommended to Ashburn chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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