Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Malverne Health & Wellness thoroughly 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 prompts 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!
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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