Fort Wayne Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation10/16/2018“Have you fallen in the last year?” That’s the best opening question a physician can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Fort Wayne chiropractic patient group. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Fort Wayne patients. THE FALL RISK ISSUE Not a surprise to you or Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues that will come with an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing the risk of falls is to address malnutrition. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows nutrition and understands Fort Wayne fall risk. WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK? In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for people over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people are living longer and living with all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out 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 Fort Wayne 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 discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is well educated in nutrition and ready to assist our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The talk between your Fort Wayne chiropractor and you at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there. « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."