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. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic carefully checks our
older Montreal chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic cares 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 adults
who reside 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)
Checking BMI and nutritional status is relatively
simple to perform. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic does it to safeguard
our Montreal chiropractic patients!
Montreal FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often ignored
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 documented
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to several leading fall risk assessment
tools (particularly 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 especially those who have a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of inferior recovery from a fall.
Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced
a fall improved their physical
performance. (3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and is prepared
to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!
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and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
intends to keep our Montreal chiropractic
patients safe from falls and malnutrition with solid