At Risk of Falling? Pflugerville Wellness Center Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Pflugerville folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Pflugerville fall prevention is critical, and Pflugerville Wellness Center encourages all Pflugerville chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies in addition to an innovative nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Pflugerville chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, securing rugs or getting rid of them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a home that is all on one level with no steps are all ways to reduce fall risk. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those might also cause a fall, too.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s essential for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center can help evaluate health risks like these and others to help our Pflugerville chiropractic patients remain upright! Physical activity and exercise are essential to maintain your strength. As our Pflugerville chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Pflugerville Wellness Center and our Pflugerville chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A fresh fall prevention proposal is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation practice. A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500 patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It is the combination that does it! (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center sees this to be very helpful when discussing nutrition with our Pflugerville chiropractic patients, especially with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center now. Pflugerville Wellness Center is here to check your fall risk and set up a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Pflugerville Wellness Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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