Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes
sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and
weight loss. Spine & Sports Rehab Center thoroughly checks our
older Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 people
who live in community settings. They found that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty
simple to perform. Spine & Sports Rehab Center does it to protect
our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients!
Baton Rouge FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often disregarded
nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status is influential,
too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly
a ripple effect! A recent study reported
that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk
according to several 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
Poor 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.
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 enhanced their physical
performance. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows nutrition and is ready
to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
intends to keep our Baton Rouge chiropractic
patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid
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