Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Moriarty Chiropractic thoroughly checks our older Nashua chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Moriarty Chiropractic cares about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers attempted to define the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who reside in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to perform. Moriarty Chiropractic does it to protect our Nashua chiropractic patients!
Nashua 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 is truly a ripple effect! A recent study documented that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few leading 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
Low 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. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical performance. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic understands nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!
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Schedule a Nashua chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Moriarty Chiropractic intends to keep our Nashua chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!