Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center thoroughly assesses our
older Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center understands nutrition and is prepared
to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!
CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
strives to keep our Fort Wayne chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid