Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Soft Health and Healing Clinic thoroughly checks our
older Brooks chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is
concerned about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers attempted to describe
the relationship between nutritional status and body mass
index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults
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)
Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty
easy to do. Soft Health and Healing Clinic does it to protect
our Brooks chiropractic patients!
Brooks FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often ignored
nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status is influential,
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 new study revealed
that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk
according to a few prominent 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 with a history of falling sets them up
for higher risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a history
of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced
a fall increased their physical
performance. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows nutrition and is prepared
to help our at-risk patients improve theirs!
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Soft Health and Healing Clinic
intends to keep our Brooks chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid