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Malverne Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Malverne Health & Wellness carefully assesses our older Malverne chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Malverne Health & Wellness cares 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 having at least 1 fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to do. Malverne Health & Wellness does it to safeguard our Malverne chiropractic patients!

Malverne FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a domino effect! A new study reported that malnutrition was significantly linked 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 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 currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall enhanced their physical performance. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness knows nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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Schedule a Malverne chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Malverne Health & Wellness strives to keep our Malverne chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

 
Malverne Health & Wellness checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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