Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition02/11/2020Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC thoroughly assesses our older Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC cares about fall prevention! NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS Researchers tried to define the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people who live in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively simple to do. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC does it to safeguard our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients! Fort Wayne 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 leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a ripple effect! A recent study revealed that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to several leading 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 Low 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 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC knows nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC strives to keep our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care! « 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."