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

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That is the most suitable conversation starting question a doctor can post to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Malverne chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Malverne chiropractic patient population. Malverne Health & Wellness looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Malverne patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Malverne Health & Wellness, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those statistics alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems that will come with this aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness knows nutrition and understands Malverne fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for folks over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks are living longer and developing 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, Malverne Health & Wellness and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped to figure out what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor identify who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Malverne chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation 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 reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Malverne Health & Wellness is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our Malverne chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Malverne Health & Wellness offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness

Schedule a Malverne chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Malverne chiropractor and you at Malverne Health & Wellness will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

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