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Brooks Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That’s the most suitable opening question a healthcare person can post to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention hints can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Brooks chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Brooks chiropractic patient group. Soft Health and Healing Clinic looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Brooks patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Soft Health and Healing Clinic, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But what about some of the issues that will come with an aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing the fall risk is to address malnutrition. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows nutrition and understands Brooks fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for people over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults are living longer and having all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Soft Health and Healing Clinic and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated to figure out what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Brooks chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies about 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups revealed that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Soft Health and Healing Clinic is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to assist our Brooks chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Brooks chiropractor and you at Soft Health and Healing Clinic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be recommended to Brooks chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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