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Montreal Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

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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Schedule a Montreal chiropractic visit for you 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 chiropractic care!

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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